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Release Number: 09-258

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

September 24, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




Driver: Evaristo A Jimenez, dob: 06/02/87 (Fatal) seat belt

             1932 Sarah Louis Dr, Brandon


Passenger: Darryl Ross, dob: 08/02/87 (Stable) seat belt

                     4117 Copper Canyon Bl, Valrico


Passenger: Kenneth Whitehead, dob: 09/27/87 (Life Threatening) no seat belt

                     1001 Malletwoood Dr, Brandon


Passenger: Dantae Johnson, dob: 04/03/88 (Stable) seat belt

                     3316 King William Cr, Seffner


Vehicle 1994 Honda Accord


Traffic crash with fatality


Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:02 a.m.


Lakewood Dr & Brandon Bl West





The driver of the 1994 Honda Accord was traveling northbound on Lakewood Dr at a high rate of speed approaching Brandon Bl West.  Upon crossing Brandon Bl West the driver lost control of the vehicle and slid off the roadway and struck a wooden utility pole with the driverís side of the vehicle.  The pole broke and the driver of the Honda died at the scene.  The remaining 3 passengers were extricated  from the vehicle and transported to Tampa General.


The investigation continues.