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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-146

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 19, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Two-year-old suffers fatal injuries after falling from van.
    • Wednesday
    • March 18, 2015
    • Time: 2:30 PM
    • 3938 W Hwy 60
    • Plant City

    Victim: (Deceased)

    Izbella Bronson
    DOB: 08/15/2012
    3938 W. Hwy 60
    Plant City, FL

    Driver: (great-grandmother)

    Alice J. Barber
    DOB: 06/17/1945
    3938 W. Hwy 60
    Plant City, FL


    • 2008 Kia Sedona (Van)


    The following information is preliminary details known at the time of this release and is subject to change as the investigation continues:

    Hillsborough County, FL (Plant City) - Today at approximately 2:30 pm,  Alice J. Barber, the great-grandmother of the Izbella Bronson was driving her 2008 Kia Sedona northbound on her private dirt driveway of her residence located at 3938 W. Hwy 60 in  Plant City.

    Barber had just picked up Izbella's 9 and 7-year-old brothers who had just got off a school bus at the end of the driveway at S.R. 60.

    Izbella and her 9-year-old brother were seated on the floor of the van with the van door open while Barber drove slowly back to the house. The 7-year-old elected not to ride in the van but run ahead to the house.

    Just prior to making it to the house, Izbella Bronson fell out of the open van door and was run over by a rear tire of the van. Izsbella was flown to Tampa General Hospital where she died shortly after she arrived.

    Traffic Homicide Detectives are on scene and conducting the investigation.

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