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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-016

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 20, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Passenger suffered fatal injuries in single vehicle traffic crash.
    • Wednesday
    • January 20, 2016
    • Time: 5:40 AM
    • Riverview Drive just west of Palm Haven Trail
    • Riverview

    Vehicle:

    • 2016 Nissan Altima

    Driver:

    Jaime J. Castellano
    DOB: 12/11/90
    5004 Habersham Lane
    Tampa, FL 33619

    Passenger:

    Helemah F. Elayyan  (Deceased)
    DOB:  06/28/80  
    10322 Zackary Cr. #190
    Riverview, FL 33578

    Details:

    On 01/20/16 at approximately 0540 hours Jaime Castellano was driving eastbound on Riverview Dr and lost control of a 2016 brown Nissan Altima rental car, in a left hand curve on Riverview Dr. The vehicle went off of the south shoulder and struck a tree. Both the driver and front right passenger, Helemah Elayyan, were unrestrained and suffered serious injuries; both transported to St.. Joseph South Hospital. Helemah Elayyan died at the hospital. Jaime Castellano had severe internal injuries and was subsequently flown to Tampa General Hospital and is in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. 
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