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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-211

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 16, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist discovered in early morning hours.
    • Saturday
    • May 14, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Boyette Road approaching Mosaic Drive


    Ricky Alan Shortt
    Age 57
    8420 Kingslet Trl
    Riverview, FL


    • 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle


    On 5/14/16 at an unknown time, Ricky Alan Shortt was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Boyette Road
    approaching the roundabout at Mosaic Drive. Shortt failed to negotiate the curve, struck the curb, and landed underneath the motorcycle in the middle of the landscaping in the roundabout.  Shortt was found at this morning at 6:15 am, and appeared to have been there for several hours.  Unknown if alcohol contributed to this crash until after autopsy/toxicology is complete. Shortt was not wearing a helmet. Next of kin has been notified.

    The investigation continues.
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