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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-526

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 2, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffered fatal injuries.
    • Saturday
    • September 30, 2017
    • Time: 10:36 PM
    • Memorial Highway

    Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry

    Driver:
    Angel Rivera
    DOB: 1/16/1994
    6015 Burke Street W
    Tampa

    Pedestrian:

    Steve Jaimes (Fatality)
    DOB: 12/13/82
    7334 Swindon Road
    Tampa

    Details:

    On September 30, 2017, at 10:36 p.m., Angel Rivera was driving his 2007 Toyota Camry, southbound on Memorial Highway at approximately 40 mph. The pedestrian, Steve Jaimes was walking southbound on Memorial Highway along the center of the inside (left) southbound lane. According to a witness, Mr. Jaimes was stumbling in the roadway and did not respond to the horn honking as other vehicles swerved around him. Due to the lighting conditions and Mr. Jaimes' failure to use the provided sidewalks on either side of the roadway, Mr. Rivera did not see Mr. Jaimes and struck Jaimes with the center front of his vehicle. Mr. Jaimes died at the scene. Next of kin has been notified and no charges are expected.

    The investigation continues.

     

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