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Release Number: 09-109

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

April 13, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060






Aaron J. Simmons,  DOB 8-27-72   (fatality)

521 Golf and Sea Blvd.

Apollo Beach, FL


Traffic fatality


April 10, 2009 at 11:58 p.m.


Apollo Beach Blvd. and U.S. Highway 41





A 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Aaron Simmons was eastbound on Apollo Beach Blvd. at a high rate of speed.  The operator lost control of the motorcycle while trying to negotiate a curve in the roadway.  The motorcycle entered the grass median and struck a TECO utility pole.  The operator of the motorcycle died at the scene.  He was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this crash.