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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-341

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 29, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries in traffic crash.
    • Saturday
    • June 27, 2015
    • Time: 5:29 PM
    • Bruce B. Downs Boulevard / University Plaza
    • Hillsborough County


    Vehicle #1: 2011 Toyota Camry
    Driver: Geraldine Bedford
    DOB: 09/24/34
    11734 Raintree Dr.
    Temple Terrace, FL

    Vehicle #2: 2009 Yamaha Motorcycle
    Driver: Kristopher Graham (Deceased)
    DOB: 09/07/94
    10105 Courtney Oaks Dr.
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle #3: 2007 Honda Motorcycle
    Driver: Antoine Jones
    DOB: 06/20/93
    1505 Prism Circle
    Tampa, FL


    On June 27, 2015 at 5:29 p.m., Geraldine Bedford was driving her 2009 Toyota Camry northbound on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and attempted a left turn into the University Plaza. Kristopher Graham was traveling southbound on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in the far left (median) lane with Antoine Jones behind him. A friend of Jones and Graham, D-Andre Alexander was behind them in his red Scion. Bedford turned into the path of Graham. Graham attempted to avoid the crash, but was unsuccessful and struck the passenger side. Jones was directly behind Graham and struck Graham's motorcycle. Graham died at the scene while Jones lost control of his motorcycle causing it to also go down onto its side. Jones suffered road burns to his arms and legs. Alexander ran over some of the debris and stopped just south of the intersection and rendered aid. Jones was transported to Florida Hospital on Fletcher Avenue with non-incapacitating injuries and was released. Graham's next of kin has been notified.
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