Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 17-246

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 15, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Tree falls on vehicle.
    • Thursday
    • June 15, 2017
    • Time: 3:52 AM
    • Orient Road North / Deleuil Avenue

    Involved:

    Vehicle: 2015 Nissan Altima
    Driver: William J. Vantassel (deceased)
    DOB: 09/07/80
    11504 Smith Boulevard
    Hudson, FL

    Details:

    On June 15, 2017 at 3:52 am, William J. Vantassel was driving his white, 2015 Nissan Altima northbound on Orient Road North. Just as he approached the intersection of Deleuil Avenue, he drove into a large section of an oak tree that had broken off and was caught in power lines. The tree crushed the roof of the car and Mr. Vantassel died at the scene.

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