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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-510

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 6, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Hit & Run Traffic Fatality

    Deputies are looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene.
    • Monday
    • October 5, 2015
    • Time: 10:10 PM
    • Orient Road just south of Waycross Avenue


    Nicholas Carson Southerland (deceased)
    DOB: 12/9/1947
    8215 Stoner Road
    Riverview, FL

    Suspect Vehicle:

    The suspect vehicle is believed to be a late 1990's to early 2000's, white Ford F-150 with extended cab.

    (Not Actual Vehicle)


    On October 5, 2015 at approximately 10:10 p.m., Nicholas Carson Southerland was walking eastbound across Orient Road just south of Waycross Avenue. An unknown vehicle, possibly a newer white pickup truck, struck Southerland while he was in the roadway, and he suffered fatal injuries as a result of the impact. The striking vehicle left the scene northbound on Orient Road undetected. The suspect vehicle will have damage to a bug guard which is located at the leading edge of the hood; a 2 foot piece of the guard was left at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.

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