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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-438

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 15, 2018
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffered fatal injuries in second traffic crash.
    • Monday
    • May 14, 2018
    • Time: 5:30 AM
    • Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
    • Tampa, Florida

    Vehicle: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

    William Costello (Fatality)
    DOB: 1/11/1941

    Vehicle: 2017 Kia Sorrento

    Driver: Adrianne Ojeda, 20


    On May 14, 2018 at 5:30 a.m., William Costello was involved in a traffic crash on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard at USF Pine Drive. As Deputies arrived on scene to investigate the initial accident, Mr. Costello walked east from the northbound median lane of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard within the intersection to retrieve information from his vehicle for the crash report. His vehicle was located on USF Pine Drive east of the intersection.

    While walking towards his vehicle, he failed to observe a black 2017 Kia Sorrento being driven by Adrianne Ojeda, who was traveling northbound on Bruce B. Downs in the center through lane. Mr. Costello was struck and killed by the Kia within the intersection. Ms. Ojeda stopped at the scene and is being interviewed by Deputies. Next of Kin has been notified.

    This is an active investigation and no further information is available.


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