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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-113

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 18, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver crosses center-line, hits another vehicle and continues head-on into a tree.
    • Thursday
    • March 17, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Morris Bridge Road

    Vehicle 1:

    • 2008 Honda CRV

    Driver:

    Delores Cooper
    Age: 48
    16501 Morris Bridge Road
    Thonotossassa

    Vehicle 2:

    • 2012 Hyundai Genesis

    Driver:

    Michael C. Davis
    Age: 55
    17890 Arbor Greene Drive
    Tampa

    Passenger:

    Susan Davis
    Age: 56
    17890 Arbor Green Drive
    Tampa

    Details:

    On March 17, 2016 at approximately 4:45 pm, Delores Cooper was operating her Honda CRV southbound on Morris Bridge Road about 1.1 miles north Pictorial Park Drive. She crossed the center-line and struck the side of a Hyundai Genesis which was operated by Michael C. Davis. Cooper's vehicle continued through the northbound traffic lane and left the road after the initial impact and then struck an oak tree in a head-on fashion.

    Cooper was taken by Tampa Fire Rescue to Florida Hospital in Wesley Chapel where she was pronounced. Next of kin was notified.

    Both the driver and passenger of the Hyundai were uninjured.
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