Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-181

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 1, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver died after traffic crash.
    • Sunday
    • April 30, 2017
    • Time: 2:56 PM
    • Big Bend Road / Lincoln Road


    Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet HHR
    Driver: Robert D. Smith (non-life-threatening injuries)
    DOB: 8/14/75
    12741 Bramfield Dr.
    Riverview, FL

    13-year-old female (non-life-threatening injuries)
    13-year-old female (non-life-threatening injuries)
    13-year-old female (non-life-threatening injuries)
    9-year-old female (non-life-threatening injuries)

    Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti G20
    Driver: Keith L. Thompson (deceased)
    DOB: 6/4/37
    10408 Judy Creek Dr.
    Riverview, FL


    On April 30, 2017 at approximately 2:56 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Big Bend Road at the intersection of Lincoln Road. Robert D. Smith was operating his 2006 Chevrolet HHR eastbound on Big Bend Road and attempted a left turn onto northbound Lincoln Road, crossing the path of Keith L. Thompson who was operating his 2001 Infiniti G20 westbound on Big Bend Road. The front of Thompson's Infiniti struck the passenger side of the Chevrolet. The Chevrolet was displaced northwest and overturned, coming to rest on its driver side at the northwest corner. Smith, along with four juvenile passengers, was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Thompson was transported to St. Joseph's South Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
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