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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-299

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 24, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffers fatal injuries in single vehicle traffic crash.
    • Sunday
    • July 23, 2017
    • Time: 2:50 AM
    • West waters Avenue and Pinehurst Drive

    Vehicle:  Toyota Corolla

    Taylor McGarr
    DOB: 8/02/92
    7327 Brookview Circle
    Tampa, FL


    On July 23, 2017 at approximately 2:50 am, Taylor McGarr was traveling eastbound on West Waters Avenue in the outside lane, approaching Pinehurst Drive while operating a black Toyota Corolla. McGarr lost control of his vehicle and began to rotate in a counter clockwise rotation.  The vehicle struck the center median curb with the front passenger wheel and entered the center median.  The rear passenger side door struck a standing pine tree causing the tree to be uprooted and the vehicle to roll onto the roof.  McGarr was not restrained in the vehicle and subsequently was ejected.  McGarr died at the scene.

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