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Release Number: 09-147

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

May 26, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060











Vehicle:  2003 Dodge Truck

Driver:  Anthony Samz.,  DOB 5-24-48   (fatality)

              5825 Whippoorwill Drive, Tampa


Vehicle:  Garbage Truck  (Republic Service)

Driver:  Anthony Miranda,  DOB 8-2-85

              1907 East 25 Street,  Apt. B, Tampa


Traffic fatality


May 26, 2009 at 5:38 a.m.


Bearss Avenue just east of Lake Emerald Blvd.





The 2003 Dodge Truck being driven by Anthony Samz was traveling eastbound on Bearss avenue just east of Lake Emerald Blvd, when the driver failed to see the garbage truck was stopped for pickup,     The Dodge truck ran into the rear of the garbage truck.  The driver was transported to St. Joseph’s hospital where he expired.