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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-125

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 25, 2016
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    Wrong Way Traffic Fatality

    One driver suffered fatal injuries in early morning traffic crash.
    • Friday
    • March 25, 2016
    • Time: 5:50 AM
    • Joe Ebert Road and Bloomfield Ridge Place


    • 1999, Honda, Green, 2dr  Accord


    Dwight Bradley Thomas, 66   
    15476 Lakeshore Villa Blvd. #149
    Tampa, FL  


    • 2003, Mitsubishi, Silver, 4dr, Galant


    Christopher Lee Turner, 32  
    2605 Williams Road
    Plant City, FL 


    The 1999 Honda driven by Thomas was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Joe Ebert Road and had just cleared the crest of a small hill. The 2003 Mitsubishi driven by Turner was eastbound in his designated  lane when he saw the vehicle come over the hill in his  lane of travel. Turner had just enough time to apply the brakes when he was struck head on by Thomas. Thomas died at the scene. Turner was transported to Tampa General with serious injuries. 

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