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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-145

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 3, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver is killed in head-on collision.
    • Saturday
    • April 1, 2017
    • Time: 12:02 PM
    • Highway 39 and Thompson Road

    Vehicle:  1999 Toyota Camry

    Driver:  Gannier Fulghum, Jr.
    DOB: 8-16-74
    2441 Kyle Street

    Vehicle:  2012 Chevrolet Sonic

    Driver:  Wendy Akins
    DOB: 5-17-69
    11616 Balintore Drive


    On April 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm Wendy Akins was operating her Chevrolet Sonic northbound on Highway 39 South.  Fulghum was operating a Toyota Camry southbound on Highway 39 South.  For an unknown reason, Fulghum failed to maintain his lane causing his vehicle to enter the northbound land causing his vehicle to strike the Chevrolet Sonic.  Fulghum was transported to Brandon Hospital where he expired.  Akins was transported to Tampa General Hospital where she is listed in critical but stable condition with non life threatening injuries.
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