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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-256

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 19, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffers fatal injuries.
    • Sunday
    • June 18, 2017
    • Time: 9:31 AM
    • Tarpon Springs Road / Tyler Road


    Vehicle: 2016 Ford Transit Van
    Driver: Nicholas De Santo (no injuries)
    DOB: 07/26/87
    1116 Fox Chapel Drive
    Lutz, FL

    Vehicle: 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager
    Driver: Hee Soong Lee (deceased)
    Dob: 09/16/1962
    16502 Christie Place
    Odessa, FL


    On June 18, 2017 at 9:31 a.m., Nicholas De Santo was attempting to turn his work-issued 2016 Ford Transit Van, which is owned by Morgan Air, eastbound onto Tarpon Springs Road from Tyler Road. Hee Soong Lee was operating his 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager westbound on Tarpon Springs Road. De Santo failed to see the motorcycle and turned into the motorcycle's path of travel, causing the motorcycle to strike the van. Lee was transported to Trinity Hospital in New Port Richey where he succumbed to his injuries.

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