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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-298

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 20, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries.
    • Thursday
    • July 20, 2017
    • Time: 11:58 AM
    • 78th Street at Rideout Road

    Vehicle: 2002 Yamaha Motorcycle


    Jose Azofra
    DOB: 4-23-96 (fatality)

    Vehicle: 2012 Dodge SUV


    Sandra Williams
    DOB: 10-14-54



    On July 20, 2017 at approximately 11:58 am, a traffic crash occurred on 78th Street at Rideout Road. Jose Azofra was operating a 2002 Yamaha Sport southbound on 78th Street. According to a witness, Azofra was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but it was not fastened and came off during impact. Sandra Williams was operating her 2012 Dodge SUV northbound on 78th Street. Williams attempted a left turn into a nearby business and violated the right of way of southbound traffic. Azofra struck the passenger front side of the Dodge and was ejected off the motorcycle onto the pavement. Azofra was transported to Brandon Hospital where he was pronounced.


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