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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-688

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 13, 2017
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    Double Traffic Fatality

    Two pedestrians suffered fatal injuries.
    • Sunday
    • November 12, 2017
    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Providence Road, south of Providence Lakes Blvd


    Tanaysha Shaunice Troutman (deceased)
    DOB: 07/20/89
    3210 E. Caracas Street
    Tampa, FL

    Victoria Consuela Patten (deceased)
    DOB: 05/15/94
    913 Balaye Ridge Circle #304
    Brandon, FL

    Arlene Stephanie Jordan Cruz (non-life-threatening injuries)
    DOB: 01/03/79
    6263 Olivedale Drive
    Gibsonton, FL

    Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai
    Driver: Guillermo R. Ruiz
    DOB: 04/12/95
    30338 Grymes Drive
    Wesley Chapel, FL


    On November 12, 2017 at 10:30 p.m., Tanaysha Troutman, Victoria Patten, and Stephanie Jordan stopped their vehicles in the median turn lane of Providence Road south of Providence Lakes Blvd. They were standing outside of their vehicles arguing when all three walked into the southbound median travel lane of Providence Road and were struck by a 2005 Hyundai, which was traveling south at approximately 40 MPH. Ms. Troutman and Ms. Patten were both pronounced deceased at the scene, and Ms. Jordan was transported to TGH with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Hyundai, Guillermo R. Ruiz, had an odor of alcohol on his breath and admitted to having consumed beer earlier in the evening. He submitted to a blood draw, charges are pending the toxicology report.

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