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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-384

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 18, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Thursday
    • August 17, 2017
    • Time: 6:57 PM
    • Kings Avenue

    Vehicle: Kawasaki ZX1000-J motorcycle

    Driver: Orlando Rodriguez Jr. (deceased)
    DOB: 07/31/1994
    3387 Buckhorn Creek Road
    Brandon, FL 33511

    Vehicle: 2006 Volvo XC90

    Driver: Jasmine Burch
    DOB: 10/23/1985
    123 Windy Place
    Brandon, FL 33511

     

    Details:

    On August 17, 2017 at 6:57 p.m., Orlando Rodriguez Jr. was operating his white and red Kawasaki ZX1000-J motorcycle northbound on Kings Avenue, south of Southview Drive.  Jasmine Burch was operating her red 2006 Volvo XC90 southbound on Kings Avenue, approaching Southview Drive. Jasmine slowed to make a left turn onto eastbound Southview Drive with an active left turn signal, and failed to see Orlando Rodriguez Jr. traveling in the opposite direction. Jasmine Burch started her left turn into the path of Orlando Rodriguez Jr., causing the motorcycle to strike the rear passenger side of the Volvo. Orlando Rodriguez Jr. was wearing a helmet during the impact; however, he was pronounced deceased at Brandon Regional Hospital at 9:07 p.m.

     

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