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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-467

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 26, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • October 25, 2016
    • Time: 6:50 PM
    • Boyette Road and Balm Riverview Road

    Vehicle: Honda motorcycle

    Driver: Brandon Douglas Collett (Fatality)
    DOB: 11/15/1990
    1620 Meridan St.
    Ruskin, FL

    Vehicle: 2017 Nissan Rogue

    Driver: Alisha Rae Gaffney
    DOB: 12/24/1979
    9621 Wydella St.
    Riverview, FL


    On October 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm, Brandon Douglas Collett was operating a Honda motorcycle eastbound on Boyette Road at approximately 70 MPH. He drove in between two vehicles as he was approaching the intersection of Balm Riverview Road. Alisha Rae Gaffney was operating a 2017 Nissan Rogue westbound on Boyette Road attempting to turn left and travel south. Gaffney pulled into the path of the motorcycle and was struck on the passenger side of the Nissan. Collett was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the bike, and pronounced deceased at the scene. Gaffney had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her mouth and admitted to having consumed alcohol. Gaffney agreed to a blood draw and may be charged based on the toxicology results. Next of kin has been notified.
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