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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-155

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 23, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Three vehicles were involved in traffic crash.
    • Saturday
    • March 21, 2015
    • Time: 5:49 PM
    • Kingsway Road just south of Cactus

    Driver 1:

    Linda Slater Yancey 
    DOB:  04/24/44
    617 Rooks Road

    Vehicle 1:  2008 Chevrolet Van

    Driver 2:

    Donald M. Gaswint
    DOB: 12/31/60
    606 Beverly Boulevard

    Vehicle 2:  2006 Chevrolet Truck

    Driver 3:

    Charla Pfeffinger
    DOB:  06/26/43
    229 Indian Creek Drive
    Peking, Il

    Lyle Pfeffinger 
    DOB:  09/01/38
    229 Indian Creek Drive
    Peking, Il

    Vehicle 3:  2008 Volkswagen


    On March 21, 2015 at 5:49 pm, Linda Yancey was northbound on Kingsway Road in her 2008 Chevrolet van and struck a mailbox. She then began to travel northbound in the southbound lanes. Just south of Cactus Road driver 2, Donald Gaswint, was southbound on Kingsway Road in his 2006 Chevrolet truck and swerved left of center to avoid Ms. Yancey. Ms. Yancey struck the rear right of the Chevrolet truck with the front right of her Chevrolet van continuing northbound in the southbound lane of Kingsway Road.

    Driver 3, Charla Pfeffinger, was southbound of Kingsway Road with her passenger Lyle Pfeffinger in her 2008 Volkswagen behind Mr. Gaswint. Unable to avoid Ms. Yancey then struck the Volkswagen head on. Ms. Yancey was transported to Brandon Hospital where she died shortly upon her arrival.

    Mr. Gaswint transported himself to Brandon Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ms. Pfeffinger was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition, Mr. Pfeffinger was also transported to Tampa General in serious condition.

    Next of kin has been notified, alcohol not a factor in this crash. The investigation continues.

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