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Release Number: 09-341

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

December 20, 2009

Larry McKinnon :

(813) 247-8060


















DRIVER: Weaver, Karen L DOB 02-04-62--Deceased

12910 Tallowood Ct.  Riverview, Florida.  33579

2001 Jeep Renegade



DRIVER: Parks, Paul M DOB 04-20-74--Incapacitating Injuries

10803 Lithia Pinecrest Road Lithia, Florida  33547

1998 GMC Pickup Truck   



DRIVER: Toolan, Michael DOB 11-15-62--Uninjured

13720 Milebreeze Avenue Riverview, Florida 33569

2006 Chevrolet HHR



Traffic Homicide Investigation


December 19, 2009 at 11:42 p.m.


Big Bend Road and Heritage Green Parkway













On December 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm, Paul Parks was driving a 1998 GMC Pick-Up eastbound on Big Bend Road in the westbound lane. Karen Weaver was westbound on Big Bend Road driving a 200 Jeep Renegade when both vehicles struck head on just east of Heritage Green Parkway. After the impact, both vehicles traveled a short distance east and struck a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Michael Toolan.


Karen Weaver was severely injured and died at the scene. Paul Parks was inured and was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Michael Toolan was uninjured.


Traffic Homicide Detectives have not yet filed any charges pending further investigation of this event. Next of Kin has been notified.