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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-573

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 2, 2018
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    Deputy-Involved Traffic Crash With Injuries

    The deputy was transported for treatment of his injuries.
    • Sunday
    • July 1, 2018
    • Time: 4:55 PM
    • MacDill Avenue

    Vehicle: HCSO Dodge Charger

    Driver: Deputy Eric King
    41 years of age
    Community Outreach Division-School Resource Section

    Vehicle: Lexus RX350

    Driver: Jessie Ray Williams
    DOB: 05/24/85



    On July 1, 2018 at approximately 4:55 p.m., Deputy Eric King was traveling north on MacDill Ave. within his marked HCSO Dodge Charger. As Deputy King neared the intersection of Columbus Dr. W., a 2018 Lexus RX350, driven by Jessie Ray Williams, turned in front of him heading east on Columbus Dr. Deputy King utilized his brakes, but was not able to stop in time. Deputy King's vehicle struck the passenger side of the Lexus. As a result of the crash, the Lexus flipped onto its roof and Deputy King’s vehicle was disabled within the intersection with air bag deployment. Tampa Police and Tampa Fire Rescue responded and secured the intersection. Deputy King suffered a laceration to the top of his head and was transported to TGH. Williams complained of a sore knee and remained at the scene.

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