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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-084

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 24, 2018
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    Traffic Fatality

    Passenger suffers fatal injuries.
    • Wednesday
    • January 24, 2018
    • Time: 1:00 AM
    • Morris Bridge Road

    Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Murano

    Driver: Camaren Edson, 23

    Vehicle: 2014 Ford Fusion

    Driver: Uniquea Hamilton, 24
    Passenger: Takenya James, 35 (Deceased)



    On January 24, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Camaren Edson, 23, was driving a 2003 Nissan Murano northbound on Morris Bridge Road, north of Davis Road attempting to negotiate the left curve in the roadway.

    Uniquea Hamilton, 24, was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion southbound on Morris Bridge Road, negotiating the right curve. Takenya James, 35 was in the front seat passenger of the Ford Fusion.

    Camaren Edson failed to negotiate the left curve and crossed the center line, into the path of the Ford Fusion. The front of the Nissan Murano struck the front of the Ford Fusion. Both Edson and Hamilton were transported to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries. James was transported to Florida Hospital Tampa where he later died.

    Next of kin has been notified. The investigation continues.


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