Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-690

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 24, 2018
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    Hit-and-Run Traffic Fatality

    Driver leaves the scene of fatal traffic crash.
    • Sunday
    • September 23, 2018
    • Time: 12:42 AM
    • Kings Avenue South


    John Dilgard
    DOB: 08/07/45
    5703 Patterson Road
    Riverview, FL


    On September 23, 2018, at 12:42 a.m., John Dilgard was riding a yellow Duna mountain bike southbound on Kings Avenue South when he was struck from behind. Citizens called 9-1-1 to report a person down at Kings Avenue South near the intersection of Calm Drive. Deputies and HCFR responded and located Dilgard deceased at the scene. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to this crash. A potential suspect and vehicle have been located, and charges are pending.
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