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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-762

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 5, 2018
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    Delayed Traffic Fatality

    Driver died from his injuries.
    • Thursday
    • November 1, 2018
    • Time: 5:47 AM
    • US Highway 301 and Sun City Boulevard

    Vehicle: 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

    Driver: Dennis Moore

    DOB: 01-09-44


    Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150

    Driver: Leonel Salinas-Torres



    On November 1, 2018 at approximately 5:47 a.m., a traffic crash occurred at the intersection of US Highway 301 and Sun City Center Boulevard. Dennis Moore was operating a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser northbound on US 301 and was attempting a left turn onto Sun City Center Boulevard. Leonel Salinas-Torres was operating a 2004 Ford F150 truck southbound on US 301. Moore entered the path of southbound traffic when he turned and violated the right of way of Salinas-Torres. The front of the Ford struck the passenger side of the Chrysler. Salinas-Torres declined medical treatment. Moore was initially transported to South Bay Hospital, but was subsequently transferred to Tampa General Hospital via Aeromed. Moore was stabilized and admitted and was listed in critical condition; however, his condition declined and he was pronounced deceased on 11-2-18.

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