Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 17-075

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 27, 2017
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    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorist succumbed to his injuries from a February 8 crash.
    • Wednesday
    • February 8, 2017
    • Time: 1:25 PM
    • Sheldon Road north of Linebaugh Avenue

    Vehicle: 2011 Kymco Scooter

    Driver: Frank Carmelo Monforte (Fatality)
    DOB: 02/11/52
    8810 Edgewood Boulevard
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle: 1997 Honda CRV

    Driver: Victoria Ann Wilson
    DOB: 05/31/1997
    8815 Broad Street West
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On February 8, 2017 at 1:25 p.m., Frank Carmelo Monforte was operating his 2011 Kymco Scooter northbound on Sheldon Road in the outside (right) lane north of Linebaugh Avenue. Victoria Ann Wilson was operating her 1997 Honda CRV northbound on Sheldon Road in the inside (left) lane. Mr. Monforte conducted an unsafe lane change and entered the Honda CRV's path of travel causing the Honda CRV to strike the Kymco Scooter. Mr. Monforte was not wearing a helmet, and was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital Main with head injuries. He was later transferred to Melech Hospice House where he succumbed to his injuries on February 27, 2017. Next of kin has been notified.
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