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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-453

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 12, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffered fatal injuries in two vehicle traffic crash.
    • Wednesday
    • October 12, 2016
    • Time: 1:07 PM
    • Bearss Avenue / 12th Street

    Vehicle: Ford F150

    Driver: Jarrett R. Lemmey (deceased)
    DOB: 02/18/98
    5329 Black Pine Dr.
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle: 2003 Mack dump truck

    Driver: Eddie R. Diaz (no injuries)
    DOB: 06/05/64
    2438 Enterprise Rd.
    Clearwater, FL


    On October 12, 2016 at 1:07 p.m., Jarrett R. Lemmey was driving his beige, Ford F150 westbound on Bearss Avenue near 12th Street. As he approached traffic in the right lane, he drove onto the north shoulder to pass slower moving traffic. He lost control and struck the right rear dump bed of a 2003 Mack dump truck, being driven by Eddie R. Diaz. Lemmey died at the scene. Diaz was not injured in the crash.
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