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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-110

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 16, 2019
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    Traffic Fatality

    The driver crashed into a retention pond.
    • Friday
    • March 15, 2019
    • Time: 3:41 AM
    • Prince Street West


    Gustavo Bonifacio De La Cruz
    White Hispanic Male
    DOB: 6/18/1994


    On March 15, at 3:41 a.m., deputies say Gustavo Bonifacio De La Cruz was heading westbound on Prince Street West from Florida Avenue in a white, 1999 Honda Accord. He continued to drive through a closed, locked gate at the dead end of Prince Street West, crashing into a retention pond.

    The vehicle was discovered around 8:30 a.m. by a neighbor who saw the rear end of the Honda in the water and called 911. The dive team responded to help with the removal of the Accord and discovered the body of De La Cruz.  Deputies located video surveillance for the incident. Alcohol is suspected.  Next of kin has been notified
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