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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-725

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 15, 2018
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    Traffic Fatality

    Bicyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • October 12, 2018
    • Time: 6:05 AM
    • Bruce B Downs Boulevard


    Urbine Smith III
    White male
    DOB: 3/29/1948
    At Large


    On October 12, 2018, at 6:05 a.m., Urbine Smith III, was riding his bicycle northbound on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard just north of USF Pines Drive.  He attempted to cross westbound and rode into the path of northbound traffic.  He was struck by a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Clara Johnston, 76 traveling northbound in the median lane.   After the collision, Smith was run over by a second vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Cyera Reeves, 29.   The bike was struck by a third vehicle, a 2007 Ford Escape, driven by Donna Coughlin, 65.  All of the vehicles came remained at the scene.  A Tampa Police Officer drove up on the scene just as the vehicles were coming to a stop and radioed in the call.  Smith died at the scene.  Mr. Smith had no surviving next of kin. No charges are expected.
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