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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-123

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 22, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Are Searching For A Hit & Run Driver

    Anyone with any information reference the crash is asked to contact HCSO at 247-8200.
    • Thursday
    • March 21, 2019
    • Time: 9:45 PM
    • E Fletcher Avenue at N 19th Street
    • Tampa


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a hit and run driver who struck a taxi cab carrying an elderly man in the University Area of Tampa.

    Around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, a 2015 Toyota Sienna van being used as a taxi was struck by a hit and run vehicle on E Fletcher Avenue at N 19th Street. The taxi driver was transporting a 91-year-old wheelchair-bound passenger at the time of the accident. Both the taxi driver and his passenger were transported to AdventHealth. Both men were conscious and alert at the scene of the crash.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for the hit and run driver who, according to a witness, was traveling in a blue 2019 Nissan Rogue.

    Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. In order to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

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