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Release Number: 09-018

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

January 26, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




 Nolan Thorsteinson,  DOB  7-6-55

      8305 Groveview Drive, Tampa


Motorcycle fatality


Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 5:14 p.m.


Main Street just west of SR 579




Hillsborough County Sheriff's office is investigating a traffic fatality that occured at approximately 5:14 p.m.  Thorsteinson was operating a Honda motorcycle traveling east bound on Main street when a dog (Labrador) ran out into the path of the motorcycle.  Thorsteinson hit the dog, lost control and then hit a tree. Thorsteinson and the dog died at the scene.