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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-714

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 17, 2017
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffered fatal injuries.
    • Thursday
    • November 16, 2017
    • Time: 4:45 PM
    • Orient Road


    Brandon Heard Jr. (deceased)
    DOB: 2/28/06

    Vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Sonata

    Driver: Sabrina Ann Buster
    DOB: 5/16/70



    On November 16, 2017 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Sabrina Ann Buster was operating her 2006 Hyundai Sonata southbound on Orient Road just north of 29th Street. Traffic facing northbound on Orient Road was stopped due to congestion. Brandon Heard Jr. ran across Orient Road westbound, through the stopped northbound traffic, into the path of the oncoming southbound traffic. Sabrina Buster swerved to the right in an effort to avoid Heard, but he was struck by the left front of her vehicle. Brandon Heard Jr. was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he died of his injuries.


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