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Release Number: 09-122

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

April 29, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




Driver: Christopher George Chabator, dob: 03/26/88

             8605 Miles Rd, Odessa


Vehicle:  2006 Honda Motorcycle


Traffic fatality


Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 1:47 p.m.


Gunn Highway and Kodi Lane






The motorcyclist was northbound on Gunn Highway and entered into a curve just south of Kodi Lane.  For unknown reasons the driver lost control of his motorcycle and the motorcycle fell onto its right side ejecting the driver.  The motorcycle continued to slide to the left of the center lane and came to a final resting place against a chain link fence.  The driver was flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital and died as a result of his injuries.


The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.