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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-604

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 23, 2017
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    Double Traffic Fatality

    Both drivers expire as a result of the head-on collision.
    • Monday
    • October 23, 2017
    • Time: 6:46 AM
    • Morris Bridge Road

    Vehicle: 2016 Kia Forte

    Driver: Howard William Hawkins Jr.
    DOB: 08/23/67
    5435 Braddock Drive
    Zephyrhills, FL

    Vehicle: 2014 Ford Fusion

    Driver: Marcellus Andre Shackelford
    DOB: 7/14/79
    10605 Lucaya Drive
    Tampa, FL


    On 10/23/17 at 6:46 a.m., Howard William Hawkins Jr. was traveling southbound on Morris Bridge Road in a white 2016 Kia Forte at approximately 45 mph. Marcellus Andre Shackelford was northbound on Morris Bridge Road in a silver 2014 Ford Fusion at approximately 45 mph. For an unknown reason(s), Mr. Hawkins crossed over the center line and struck Mr. Shackelford head-on. Both drivers died at the scene. There were no indications of impairment.
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