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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-413

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 13, 2015
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    Wrong Way Driver Results In Two Fatalities

    Three vehicles were involved in traffic crash.
    • Thursday
    • August 13, 2015
    • Time: 5:57 AM
    • Turner Road and Ehrlich Road

    Vehicle #1:

    • 2005 Toyota Rav 4
    Driver: Eric R. Sanders (Fatality)
    DOB: 11-28-94
    3230 Fox Lake Drive

    Vehicle #2:

    • 2012 Nissan Sentra
    Driver: Catherine L. Fleming (Fatality)
    DOB: 12-12-61
    5118 Johnnie Road

    Vehicle #3:

    •  2014 Ford Fusion
    Driver: Leon J. Caines
    DOB: 1-29-90
    11613 N. 51 Street, Apt. 105
    Temple Terrace, FL


    Vehicle #1 driven by Eric Sanders was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Turner Road. A southbound witness swerved to the right to avoid Sanders and Sander's vehicle then struck the 2012 Nissan driven by Catherine Fleming head on. Vehicle #3 driven by Leon Caines was following the Nissan southbound and was unable to stop in time and struck the passenger side of the Nissan. Fleming died at the scene from the injuries sustained in the crash. Sanders was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he expired from his injuries. The driver of the Ford Fusion was not injured.

    The investigation continues.
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