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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-213

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 5, 2018
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    Traffic Fatality

    Passenger suffered fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • March 2, 2018
    • Time: 6:40 PM
    • Lumsden Road

    Vehicle 1: 2008 Nissan Altima

    Jayson Upshaw, Jr
    Age 20
    Gibsonton, FL

    R/F Passenger (deceased):
    Saijah I. Coleman
    Age 22
    Gibsonton, FL

    Rear Passenger
    Dudley Bryant IV
    Age 22
    Tampa, FL,


    Vehicle 2: 2004 Hummer H2

    Robert A. Culhane
    Age 50
    Valrico, FL


    On March 2, 2018, at 6:40 p.m., the Nissan was eastbound on Lumsden Road in the left turn lane in front of the LaViva Shopping Plaza. The Hummer was westbound on Lumsden Road W. in the center lane. The Nissan turned into the path of the Hummer and was struck on the passenger side by the front of the Hummer. The Hummer rotated clockwise and overturned onto the Nissan and came to rest on its roof. The Nissan suffered severe crush damage to the passenger side. Mr. Culhane climbed out of the Hummer and was transported to Brandon Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Ms. Coleman died at the scene. Mr. Bryant was transported to Tampa General Hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan is believed to be Jayson Upshaw. Mr. Upshaw was transported to Tampa General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

    Next of kin have been notified. No charges at this time pending further investigation.

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