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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-214

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 22, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver fatally injured in crash.
    • Monday
    • May 22, 2017
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Lithia Pinecrest Road at George Smith Road


    Vehicle: Kubota tractor
    Driver: Robert Gene Glaze (deceased)
    DOB: 12/25/35
    3830 Porter Road
    Lithia, FL

    Vehicle: 2005 Ford F150
    Driver: Leo Frank Harrison (no injuries)
    DOB: 07/24/62
    3278 Lake Buffum Road
    Ft. Meade, FL


    On May 22, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., Robert Gene Glaze was operating his Kubota tractor westbound on Lithia Pinecrest Road at George Smith Road at approximately 15 MPH. Leo Frank Harrison was operating his 2005 Ford F150 truck at approximately 60-70 MPH westbound on Lithia Pinecrest Road when he struck the rear of the Kubota with the front of the Ford. Mr. Glaze was ejected from his seat on the tractor and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Harrison was not injured. Charges are pending the reconstruction of the crash.
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