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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-007

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 5, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffers fatal injuries.
    • Sunday
    • January 4, 2015
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • 4930 Slaten Road
    • Plant CIty, FL


    Hayden E. Hitchcock
    DOB: 02/24/2010
    4930 Slaten Road
    Dover, FL

    Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Truck
    Driver: Robert Matthew Parke
    DOB: 12/02/1983
    3914 Tanner Road
    Dover, FL


    On January 4, 2015 just before 4:00 p.m., Robert Parke was driving slowly around the Parkesdale strawberry field at 4930 Slaten Road and the pedestrian was running along side of the truck. The pedestrian fell under the truck and was struck by the rear tires. Parke realized the injuries and drove the child to South Florida Baptist Hospital. The child was then transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he expired from the injuries sustained in the crash. The investigation continues.
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