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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-084

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 6, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    One driver suffered fatal injuries in three vehicle traffic crash.
    • Monday
    • March 6, 2017
    • Time: 6:18 AM
    • Lithia Pinecrest Road

    Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S10 Pickup Truck

    Driver:
    Aaron Kent (Fatality)
    Age 22 
    3501 Kent Path Court
    Lithia

    Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup Truck

    Driver:
    Nicholas Andrlik
    Age 20
    12818 Walter Hunter Road
    Lithia

    Vehicle: 2009 Honda Civic

    Driver:
    Mark Brady
    Age 57
    5040 Medulla Road
    Lakeland

    Details:

    On March 6, 2017 at approximately 6:18 am, Aaron Kent was operating a 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup eastbound on Lithia Pinecrest Road. Nicholas Andrlik was operating a 2000 Dodge Ram westbound on Lithia Pinecrest Road. Kent attempted a left turn into the Marathon gas station located at 11211 Lithia Pinecrest Road and pulled into the path of Nicholas Andrlik, causing the two trucks to collide head on. The Dodge was displaced into a ditch on the north side of Lithia Pinecrest Road. The Chevrolet rotated, was displaced back to the west and went into eastbound traffic. The Chevrolet S10 then struck a 2009 Honda Civic being operated by Mark Brady. The operator of the Chevrolet S10, Aaron Kent died at the scene. Nicholas Andrlik was transported by EMS to Lakeland Regional hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries. Mark Brady was transported by a family member to South Florida Baptist hospital.
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