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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-545

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

    Driver suffers fatal injuries in a traffic crash.
    • Monday
    • June 18, 2018
    • Time: 1:06 PM
    • Lumsden Road / Heather Lakes Boulevard

    Vehicle: Dodge Caravan

    Driver: David A. Counts
    DOB: 01/01/50
    1016 Bridlewood Way
    Brandon, FL

    Vehicle: Chrysler PT Cruise

    Driver: Lucaya Barlow
    DOB: 02/23/87
    922 Tuscanny Street
    Brandon, FL


    On June 18, 2018 at 1:06 p.m., David A. Counts was driving his black Dodge Caravan westbound on Lumsden Road.  He attempted a left turn to go south on Heather Lakes Boulevard and turned into the path of Lucaya Barlow who was eastbound on Lumsden Road in the middle lane. She was in a blue 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Barlow applied the brakes in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid the crash, but the front of the PT Cruiser struck the passenger side of the van. The van overturned onto its roof. Counts was not wearing his seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. Barlow suffered minor injuries and was transported for medical
    attention by her husband.


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