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    Release Number: 17-190

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 9, 2017
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    Train vs Pedestrian Accident

    The train was unable to stop before striking the pedestrian.
    • Monday
    • May 8, 2017
    • Time: 5:48 PM
    • Highview Road


    Jeremy Richard Lee Haag
    DOB: 9/23/1973
    Seffner, FL


    At approximately 5:48 pm, an Amtrak train carrying approximately 120 individuals had just left the station in downtown Tampa and was traveling eastbound. Jeremy Haag was walking eastbound on the train track in the area of Highview Road. The conductor blew the horn on the train, but was unable to stop and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian died at the scene.
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