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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-290

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 27, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffers fatal injuries in vehicle crash.
    • Friday
    • June 24, 2016
    • Time: 7:40 PM
    • Tarpon Springs Road

    Vehicle 1:

    • 2005 Gold, Hyundai Sonata,


    Ilias George Bouboudis, Age 72
    Address: 18424 Merseyside Loop
    Land O' Lakes, FL

    Vehicle 2:

    • 2014 Gray, Hyundai Elantra,


    Sunilkumar Patel
    Age 56
    Address: 356 Hedgerow Lane
    Tarpon Springs, FL


    On 06/24/16 at 7:40 pm, Ilias George Bouboudis was unrestrained and driving his Hyundai Sonata eastbound on Tarpon Springs Road when he drove off of the south shoulder in an attempt to avoid a large white styrofoam block in the road. He traveled along the shoulder and over-corrected to the left, rotated counter-clockwise as he crossed into the westbound lane of Tarpon Springs Road.  As he crossed into the westbound lane, the right front of the 2005 Hyundai, struck the left front of a 2015 Hyundai Elantra, being driven westbound by Sunilkumar Patel, who was restrained by his seatbelt.

    Due to impact, the 2005 Hyundai Sonata rotated in a counterclockwise direction, ejecting  Ilias George Bouboudis from his vehicle.  The 2005 Hyundai Sonata came to rest over the north road edge facing in a southwest direction.  The 2014 Hyundai Elantra, due to impact, rotated in a clockwise direction, off the north road edge coming to rest facing north

    Ilias George Bouboudis was transported by HCFR to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

    Sunilkumar Patel was airlifted to A local hospital where he was admitted in critical but stable condition.

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