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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-542

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 18, 2018
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    Traffic Fatality

    A child suffered fatal injuries.
    • Sunday
    • June 17, 2018
    • Time: 6:25 PM
    • 30th Street and 27th Avenue
    • Ruskin, Florida

    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer

    Fatality: Christopher Garcia, DOB: 7/14/2016


    On June 17, 2018 at 6:25 p.m., a 2004 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on 30th Street at approximately 45 MPH. The Ford Explorer drove right off the pavement, overcorrected, and drove left across the roadway, rolling into a ditch. Christopher Garcia, was unrestrained in the rear of the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. Mother, Ashley Nicole Gonzalez Quinones, DOB: 02/09/94, 516 Domino Drive, Ruskin and friend Luis Miguel Arzola-Pichardo, DOB: 08/08/86, (address not confirmed) were both in the vehicle along with three minor children (the decedent, a four-year-old and three-month-old). The only individual likely restrained in the vehicle was the three-month-old child. All parties were transported to TGH (other than the decedent).


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