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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-692

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 14, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Thursday
    • November 9, 2017
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • State Road 60

    Vehicle: 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan Motorcycle

    Driver: (fatality)
    Michael Dewey
    DOB: 8/25/1961
    Brandon, FL

    Vehicle: 2008 Saturn Vue


    Driver: (not injured)
    James Chavez, II
    DOB: 8/01/1989
    9942 Adamo Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Saturn Vehicle Owner:
    Amy Celeste Rumball
    DOB: 12/08/77
    2310 Cherry Ridge Lane
    Brandon, FL

     

    Details:

    At approximately 5 p.m. on November 9, James Chavez II was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue, south across the westbound lanes of State Road 60 in front of the Motel 6, in Brandon when he entered into the path of Michael Dewey who was driving a 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle westbound on S.R. 60.

    Mr. Dewey's motorcycle struck the Saturn and Dewey was critically injured. Mr. Dewey was transported to a local hospital where he died on November 10, at approximately 3 p.m.

    Chavez has been charged with failing to yield to the right of way of the motorcyclist and driving on a suspended driver's license with knowledge. The owner of the 2008 Saturn Vue, Amy Celeste Rumball, has been charged with allowing someone to drive her vehicle who she knew was an unlicensed driver.

     

     

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