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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-019

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 8, 2018
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffered fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • January 5, 2018
    • Time: 12:50 PM
    • Sligh Avenue


    Erick Miguel Lizardi (Fatality)
    DOB: 11/01/1997
    1013 East 131st Avenue

    Vehicle: 2000 Peterbilt dump truck

    Driver: Benjamin Richardson, Jr.
    DOB: 11/24/1971
    4911 Booth Road
    Plant City


    Erick Miguel Lizardi was walking southbound on Sligh Avenue when he attempted to cross the road just west of US HWY 301 and was struck and killed by a dump truck.  Lizardi was not within a cross walk when the accident occurred.  Benjamin Richardson, Jr., was driving a 2000 Peterbilt dump truck northbound on US HWY 301 in the right, left turn lane for westbound Sligh Avenue.  He approached the intersection on a green arrow when Mr. Lizardi walked in front of the truck from the north shoulder while in the middle of Richardson's turn.  Mr. Lizardi died at the scene and next of kin has been notified.

    No charges are expected in this matter and the incident remains an active investigation.
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