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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-136

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 4, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    The vehicle was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve.
    • Sunday
    • April 3, 2016
    • Time: 1:30 AM
    • Williams Road


    • 2004 Ford Taurus


    Andre Carlton Hunter (not injured)
    Age 18
    10400 Davis Road, Apt 16
    Tampa, FL

    Marneesia Denise Cotton (deceased)
    Age 19
    8725 Del Ray Ct
    Tampa FL

    Quinton Thomas Stanton(non life-threatening injuries)
    Age 22
    4501 38th Street
    Tampa, FL  


    *The following information is preliminary details and is subject to change as the investigation continues;

    Hillsborough County, FL - On April 3, 2016 at approximately 1:30 am, Andre Carlton Hunter, was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus southbound on Williams Road from Joe Ebert Road and was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve. Hunter left the roadway and struck a tree with the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Marneesia Denise Cotton was seated in the right rear passenger area and struck her head on impact. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Cotton deceased. Quinton Thomas Stanton was seated in the front right and was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.

    Next of kin has been notified.

    No charges at this time pending further investigation.

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