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Date/Time/LocationDescription/Contact

December 4, 2018
6:15 PM
Pasco County
Flora avenue, Eastbound
FHPC18OFF132394

On December 4, 2018 at 6:15 PM, pedestrian #1 was walking southbound across Flora ave, east of Brightwell drive in Holiday, Florida and traveled into the path of vehicle #1. As a result, vehicle #1 collided with pedestrian #1. Following the collision, Vehicle #1 fled the scene. Transported to an area hospital, pedestrian #1 later expired from injuries sustained during the crash. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-558-1800 or *FHP. Those with information may also contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS. Case #FHPC18OFF132394

November 30, 2018
6:39 AM
Hernando County
County Line Road, Westbound
FHPC18OFF130523

​On November 30, 2018, at 6:39 AM, in Hernando County, Vehicle 1 (V01) was westbound, in the right turn lane, on County Line Road, approaching a steady red traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19. Vehicle 2 (V02) was westbound, in the right turn lane, on County Line Road, approaching a steady red traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19, directly ahead of V01. Vehicle 3 (V03) was westbound, in the right turn lane, on County Line Road, approaching a steady red traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19, directly ahead of V02. V02 and V03 slowed and stopped for traffic ahead. V01 failed to stop for traffic ahead at which time the front of V01 collided with the rear of V02. As a result of the collision between V01 and V02, V02 was propelled into the rear of V03.

V01 then drove around V02 and V03 at which time the right side of V01 collided with the left side of V02. V01 then fled the scene northbound on U.S. Highway 19, failing to stop and provide the necessary information pertaining to the collision.

V02 and V03 pulled to a private parking lot on the northeast corner of the intersection and waited for law enforcement.

Driver-2 described the driver of V01 as a white female with shoulder length hair. Driver-2 described V01 as a white GMC Acadia Sport Utility Vehicle. FHPC18OFF130523

October 5, 2018
2:44 PM
Polk County
US-Highway 98, Southbound
FHPC18OFF109098

​On October 5, 2018, at 2:44 PM, in Polk County, Vehicle 1 (Hyundai Accent) was traveling south on US-Highway 98 in the left turn lane to turn into the Publix parking lot. Vehicle 2 (Yamaha motorcycle) was traveling north in the inside lane on US-Highway 98. V-1 attempted to go into the Publix parking lot traveling across the northbound lanes. V-1 ultimately got in the travel path of V-2, which subsequently caused the front of V-2 to strike the rear passenger side of V-1. V-1 departed the scene of the accident, was last seen traveling north in the Publix parking lot, and was later located, but the driver never identified. FHPC18OFF109098

September 29, 2018
11:03 PM
Pasco County
State Road 54, Westbound, approaching Oak Grove Boulevard
FHPC18OFF106977

​On September 29, 2018, at 11:03 PM in Pasco County, Vehicle 1 was traveling westbound in the left turn lane on State Road 54, approaching Oak Grove Boulevard. Vehicle 2 was traveling eastbound in the center lane on State Road 54, approaching Oak Grove Boulevard. Driver 1 failed to observe Vehicle 2 while turning left and the front of Vehicle 2 struck the right side of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 then fled the scene heading southbound on Oak Grove Boulevard. Vehicle 1 was described as a dark grey Toyota sedan. Driver 1 was described as a possible white female with blonde hair. FHPC18OFF106977

June 12, 2018
Pasco County
Alico Pass, Eastbound
FHPC18OFF063046

On June 12, 2018, in Pasco County, Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on Alico Pass. Vehicle 2 was traveling southbound on Starkey Boulevard. At the intersection, Vehicle 1 turned left into the path of Vehicle 2. As a result, the front of Vehicle 2 collided with the left rear portion of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 then partially rotated counter-clockwise, struck construction barrels in the center of the roadway and fled the scene northbound on Starkey Boulevard. The collision, captured on home security cameras from a nearby residence, depicts the above incident crash and identifies Vehicle 1 as a Ford pickup truck, most likely a F350. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling *FHP (*347) or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS. FHPC18OFF063046

May 3, 2018
9:11 AM
Polk County
State Road 400 (Interstate 4), Westbound, near mile marker 31
FHPC18OFF047016

On May 3, 2018, at 9:11 AM, in Polk County, Vehicle 1 (white Chevy pickup) was traveling westbound on State Road 400 (Interstate 4) near the 31 mile marker. V-1 entered the outside emergency lane and struck a pedestrian. After being struck by V-1, the pedestrian was projected onto the grassy outside shoulder with fatal injuries. V-1 and its driver left the scene of the crash. Fresh fragments of a right headlight assembly, some with stamped General Motors part numbers, were discovered near the area of collision. Fresh white paint chips were also found near the area of collision. On May 14, 2018, the suspect vehicle was located off of a Crime Stoppers Tip. Vehicle damage was consistent with a pedestrian strike. To date, the driver has not been identified. FHPC18OFF047016

November 19, 2017
7:36 PM
Pasco County
SR-54, West of Pensdale Drive
FHPC17OFF121164

On November 19, 2017, V-1 was traveling eastbound on SR-54, west of Pensdale Drive in the inside lane. P-1 attempted to walk across SR-54, traveled into the path of V-1 and was subsequently struck by the vehicle which then fled the scene.


Update: On December 2, 2017, P-1 expired from injuries sustained during the November 19th traffic crash. FHP investigators are currently searching for a white sedan last seen traveling eastbound from the crash scene; the suspect vehicle may also have been driving erratically prior to the crash in the area of the Thunder Tavern.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the FHP by calling *FHP from their mobile device, 813-558-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS. Case number is FHPC17OFF121164.

October 20, 2017
8:48 PM
Pasco County
Bolton Avenue/Omaha Street
FHPC17OFF110178

Vehicle 1 (V01)[Ford 150] was traveling westbound on Bolton Avenue, approaching US-19 (State Road 55). NM01 was traveling westbound in the westbound lane, approaching US-19 (State Road 55), in the direct path of V01. NM01 failed to observe V01 occupying the road way, at which time, the front of V01 struck NM01. The collision from V01 caused NM01 to come to final rest approximately 15 feet west from area of collision. V01 fled from the scene of the accident.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the FHP by calling *FHP from their mobile device, 813-558-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS

October 13, 2017
9:20 PM
Citrus County
W. Southern Street @ S. Fairlane Terrace
FHPC17OFF107598

On October 13, 2017, vehicle-1, an unknown low-profile recreation type vehicle, was traveling westbound on west southern street, west of south Fairlane terrace. Pedestrian-1 was walking along the outer roadway edge, eastbound in the westbound lane along west southern street. The right front of v-1 struck pedestrian-1, then left the scene of the crash. Airlifted to an area hospital, pedestrian-1 later expired from her injuries.


Update: FHP continues to search for an ATV type vehicle involved with this October 13, 2017 traffic crash. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling * FHP (*347) from their mobile device or 813-631-4020. Tips may also be called in to crime stoppers of citrus county at 888-any-tips or online at www.crimestopperscitrus.com.

July 8, 2017
2:14 AM
Pasco County
U.S. Highway 301 (SR 35)/Globe Road
FHPC17OFF069883

NM-01 was last seen at a bar in Dade City located approximately (2) miles north of crash scene. NM-01 departed the bar at sometime after 12:00a, but before 2:00am and began to walk south, possibly to his current place of residence. When NM-01 was southbound on U.S. Highway 301, north of Globe Road he was struck by an unknown vehicle or object attached to a vehicle. NM-01 was transported from the scene to Lakeland Regional Medical Center and was pronounced deceased on the 11th of July.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the FHP by calling *FHP from their mobile device, 813-558-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS

May 31, 2017 @ 5:30 AM
Pinellas County
Ulmerton Road and 58th Street North
FHPC17OFF056108

V-1 was traveling westbound on Ulmerton road. V-3, a bicyclist with lights on the bicycle and wearing a reflective vest, was traveling westbound on Ulmerton road in the bike lane east of 58th street north. For unknown reasons. V-1 collided with v-3 and left the scene. V-3 and d-3 came to rest in the roadway and were subsequently struck by v-2 also traveling westbound on Ulmerton road. D-3 expired at the scene of the crash.


*****Update***** FHP troopers continue to investigate the May 31 fatal hit and run crash; investigators have widened the suspect vehicle search to any vehicle with front end damage. Again, anyone with information, no matter how minor, is asked to contact the FHP by calling *FHP (*347), 813-631-4020, or crime stoppers at 800-873-tips (8477). Tips can also be submitted online at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org/submit-a-tip/

May 2, 2016
Hillsborough County
Interstate 75 near 240 Milepost
FHPC16OFF045777

FHP is currently searching for a black in color F150, F250 or Expedition type vehicle, possibly with a flat tire and damage to the right front of the vehicle. From evidence located at the scene of the overnight fatal crash, a 38-year-old male was struck and killed in the northbound outside lane of I-75, near the 240 Milepost. The driver of the suspect vehicle then left the scene of the crash. Post-impact, the pedestrian was propelled to the shoulder of the roadway and was later located by a passing motorist.


Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-8477 (TIPS) and www.crimestopperstb.com.

March 26, 2016
Hillsborough County
NB SR-597 / Medical Drive
FHPC16OFF031232

Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on State Road 597 (Dale Mabry Highway) in the inside travel lane approaching Medical Drive. Pedestrian 1 was traveling westbound across the northbound lanes of travel on State Road 597. Pedestrian 1 entered the inside travel lane ahead of Vehicle 1; as a result, the front of Vehicle 1 struck the pedestrian. Post-impact, Vehicle 1 fled the scene and is described as an orange vehicle, dodgedartsamplepossibly a Dodge Dart with front left damage (headlight/turn signal) as well as the driver side mirror.


Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020.

January 29, 2016
Pasco County
US 98 (State Rd 700)
FHPC16OFF009793

Vehicle 01 (V01) was traveling northbound on US 98 (State Road 700), approaching the intersection of Segnaro Lane. Driver 01 (D01) attempted to pass the vehicle in front of her when she noticed V02 approaching rapidly traveling southbound. At that point, D01 swerved off the roadway, losing control of V01 and subsequently overturning and coming to final rest facing northeast on the grassy median. D01 and her passenger then got out of the vehicle and approached a vehicle, who is also the witness and jumped in his car and requested of him to leave the scene. The passenger, who the witness described as being a black female, heavy set, with zigzag spandex pants and black pony tail hair, borrowed the witnesses' phone and called her mother. D01 was described as being a heavy set woman with blue eyes and blonde pony tail hair, wearing blue jean pants and a white t-shirt with laceration down her right arm. When both the driver and passenger realized the witness was not leaving, they exited the vehicle and immediately traveled eastbound on Segnaro Lane. V01 was confirmed a stolen vehicle out of Georgia. A BOLO was also put out for the subjects in V01 to both FHP and PCSO.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

April 11, 2015
Sumter County
CR-466A East of Buena Vista Blvd.
FHPC15OFF035525

Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on CR-466a East of Buena Vista Boulevard in the inside lane. V-2 was traveling westbound behind v-1. V-1 slowed for other slowing traffic ahead. As v-1 slowed, v-2 changed to the outside lane of CR-466a. As v-2 overtook v-1, v-1 changed to the outside lane and collided with the motorcycle. The impact ejected the driver onto the roadway. Driver-2 sustained fatal injuries and expired at the scene of the crash. Post-impact, v-1 fled the scene of the crash. FHP troopers are searching for a white male driving a black Pontiac GT or G6, model year possibly 2005-2010. The vehicle will have damage to the passenger side and the passenger side outside mirror was broken off and recovered at the scene of the crash.


Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

March 26, 2015
Pasco County
Southbound U.S. 19 at State Road 52
FHPC15OFF029191

Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on US-19 in the inside lane approaching the intersection of SR-52. Vehicle 2 was stopped, facing south in the outside left turn lane of US-19 north of SR-52 due to the traffic signal being red. For unknown reason(s), Vehicle 1 traveled through the intersection and into the southbound lanes of US-19 and collided with Vehicle 2 head-on. Postimpact, the victim exited his vehicle to make contact with the suspect at which time the suspect advised he did not want Law Enforcement involved. When the victim advised the suspect that Law Enforcement had been contacted, the suspect put Vehicle 1 in reverse and left the scene and was last seen traveling north on US-19 in the northbound lanes. A witness and Good Samaritan began to follow the suspect vehicle in hopes of obtaining a license plate number. The witness advised the suspect vehicle suddenly stopped on the outside shoulder of US-19 south of Hudson Avenue and exited his vehicle. When the witness exited his vehicle he observed the suspect to have a semi-auto pistol in his hand, bladed down his leg. The witness, possessing a concealed firearms permit, drew his own weapon at the suspect and warned him to back off. The suspect ran back to his vehicle and drove off and the witness was unable to obtain a full license plate number for Vehicle 1. The suspect vehicle is described as a large box/straight truck, mostly blue in color. The victim and witness described the truck to be a moving truck, possibly with the word “Moving” on the side of the truck. The truck will have noticeable damage to the front end. The suspect is described to be a white or Hispanic male, 5’8” to 5’10” in height, aged 30 to 40 years. The suspect was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and a baseball style cap. The suspect appeared to be under the influence of an alcohol beverage and/or chemical or controlled substance.


Anyone with information regarding this hit and run crash, the vehicle or suspect, is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

March 10, 2015
Hillsborough County
NB U.S. 301 at Balm Riverview Rd.
FHPC15OFF023409

Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on us-301 north of Balm Riverview road in the left turn lane. Vehicle-2 was traveling northbound on US-301 in the outside lane. V-1 turned left into the path of v-2. As a result, the front of v-2 struck the passenger side of v-1. Post-impact, v-1 departed the roadway and struck a traffic sign on the south shoulder of the roadway. Driver-2 was ejected from the motorcycle and V-2 came to final rest in the roadway. V-1 then fled the scene of the crash and was last seen traveling eastbound on balm riverview road.


Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020. Those with information regarding this incident may also contact crime stoppers. In addition to rewards for information offered by Crime Stoppers, the family of the motorcyclist have offered additional rewards.

March 3, 2015
Pinellas County
Seminole Blvd. at Caribbean Way
FHPC15OFF020885

Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound on seminole boulevard south of caribbean way. Pedestrian-1 was walking and/or standing in the roadway and in the path of V-1 for unknown reasons. V-1 struck P-1 who sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash. V-1 fled the scene of the crash. Currently no information is available regarding V-1 or Driver-1.


Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers

February 28, 2015
Pinellas County
US Hwy 19 at Republic Drive
FHPC15OFF019767

Vehicle-1 was traveling southbound in the inside center lane of US-19, north of Republic Drive. Vehicle-2 was traveling southbound on US-19, slowing in the inside center lane for a yellow traffic signal at the intersection of US-19 and Republic Drive. Vehicle 1 failed to stop and struck the rear of V-2; post-impact, V-2 was propelled through the intersection and came to final rest south of Republic Drive. V-1 continued southbound until stopping along the exit ramp to SR-580 from US-19. Driver 1, described as a 30-40 year old Hispanic Male, 5'11' and 170 pounds, exited V-1 and fled on foot.


Anyone with information regarding this crash or the identity of Driver 1 is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020.

February 16, 2015
Pinellas County
Trinity Blvd. @ East Lake Rd.
FHPC15OFF015429

On February 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm, Vehicle-1 was traveling westbound on Trinity Blvd. approaching the intersection of East Lake Road. Vehicle-2 was stopped westbound on Trinity Blvd. for the red traffic signal at East Lake Road. V-1 drove over the curb on the outside shoulder to pass v-2 so as to turn north onto East Lake Road. In doing so, the left front of v-1 collided with the right rear of v-2. V-1 did not stop and v-2 followed v-1. Driver-1 eventually stopped and the two drivers spoke briefly. D-1 gave her phone number to d-2, then left again. Debra wise was identified by d-2 as the suspect in this case. Despite several attempts on the part of the FHP to locate d-1, she has yet to be located. In addition to the hit and run traffic crash, Debra Wise also has outstanding warrants for VOP possession and sale of oxycodone out of Pasco county.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020.

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January 21, 2015
Pinellas County
Fox Chase Blvd. at U.S. 19
FHPC15OFF006456

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


A vehicle traveling eastbound on Fox Chase Blvd. stopped at the stop sign for U.S. 19 when another vehicle also traveling eastbound rear-ended the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle then fled on foot from the scene. The second vehicle had been reported stolen by the Tampa Police Department.


Anyone with information concerning this crash or the identity of the driver of the second vehicle is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

January 13, 2015
Hillsborough County
State Road 60 at Horton Road
FHPC15OFF003999

Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on SR 60 in the left turn lane west of Horton Road. Vehicle 2 was traveling westbound on SR 60 in the inside lane east of Horton Road. Vehicle 1 turned left into the path of Vehicle 2; as a result, the front of Vehicle 2 collided with the right side of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 1 came to final rest on the outside shoulder facing north. Vehicle 2 came to final rest facing northwest.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


UPDATE: On January 17, 2015, ALMEIDO PEREZ, the right front passenger died from injuries sustained during the January 13th traffic crash. SAMUEL DIAZ PEREZ, initially identified as the driver in this case, was later determined to be a rear passenger.


Request for public assistance: Anyone with information regarding this traffic crash or the identity of the Hispanic Male driver who fled the scene of foot, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

December 6, 2014
Hillsborough County
Interstate 275 at Fowler Avenue
FHPC14OFF112317

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


V-1 was traveling southbound on Interstate 275 approaching the exit for Fowler Avenue in the center lane at a high rate of speed. V-2 was traveling southbound on Interstate 275 in the center lane at the Fowler Avenue. V-1 failed to slow and collided with the rear of V-2. Postimpact, V-2 rotated clockwise, traveled off the roadway and collided with the west guardrail. Deflecting off the guardrail, V-2 continued to rotate and came to final rest in the inside left lane of I-275. V-1 came to final rest in the center lane of I-275. Following the crash, both the driver and passenger of V-1 fled the scene on foot.


Anyone with information concerning this crash or the identity of the occupants of V-1 are asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020.

October 15, 2014
Pasco County
US Hwy 19 at Mile Stretch Drive
FHPC14OFF094853

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on US Highway 19 at Mile Stretch Drive. Pedestrian 1 was walking westbound across US Highway 19 south of Mile Stretch Drive. Pedestrian 1 then traveled into the southbound lanes and into the direct path of Vehicle 1. As a result, Vehicle 1 struck Pedestrian 1. Vehicle 1 left the scene of the crash. Pedestrian 1, sustaining fatal injuries at the scene, came to final rest came to final rest in the right turn lane of southbound US Highway 19. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.


Update: Investigators have located an outside mirror from a red BMW and believe this may be part of the suspect vehicle.


Update #2: A red 2003 BMW 325ci convertible has been recovered this afternoon at Ben's Auto Salvage located at 4707 Voorhees Road in New Port Richey where it was sold this morning by its owner. The vehicle will undergo forensic tests to confirm its connection to the fatal crash. Anyone with information regarding this case is once again asked to contact the FHP.

October 3, 2014
Citrus County
SB US Hwy 19 north of W. Venable Street
FHPC14OFF090779

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


A pedestrian was walking northbound in the center of the southbound lanes of US Hwy 19. A vehicle was traveling southbound in the inside lane. The right front of the vehicle collided with the pedestrian. The vehicle continued traveling south on US Hwy 19 without stopping, rendering aid or contacting law enforcement.


Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

September 26, 2014
Hillsborough County
SR-618 EB / East of 50th Street
FHPC14OFF088174

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


On September 26th at 2:43 am, HCSO and FHP responded to a pedestrian hit and run crash eastbound on SR-618 just east of 50th Street. Rick Burgos entered the eastbound lanes of SR-618 and was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on SR-618. Burgos was located with serious injuries and transported to Tampa General Hospital for medical care where he remains in stable condition. No traffic video exists and no further information is available regarding the hit and run driver or vehicle.


Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to contact the fhp by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.

September 22, 2014
Pasco County
SR-39 (Paul Buchman Hwy) south of Central Avenue
FHPC14OFF087235

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


On September 22nd at 9:55 PM, Vehicle-1 was traveling northbound on SR-39 approaching Central Avenue in the left turn lane towing Vehicle-2. Vehicle-3 was traveling southbound on SR-39 south of Central Avenue. Under tow, V-2 attempted to enter the parking lot of 1449 Paul Buchman Hwy which was the parking lot of a Circle K gas station. Due to this action, the tow strap attaching V-1 and V-2 extended across SR-39. As a result, the front of V-3 collided with the tow strap which propelled V-1 southbound. V-1 overturned and Driver-1 was ejected from the ATV in the southbound lane. V-2 entered the parking lot of the Circle K, pumped gas from pump number #2 and then promptly left the scene of the crash. V-3 continued southbound and came to a controlled to just south of the area of collision on the west shoulder facing south. D-1 sustained fatal injuries and expired at the scene of the crash.


Anyone with information concerning D-2, V-2 or its passengers is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020.

September 21, 2014
Pasco County
CR-581 (Bellamy Brothers Blvd.) north of Bayhead Road
FHPC14OFF086691

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


On September 21st at 8:32 AM, V-1 was traveling northbound on County Road 581 (Bellamy Brothers Blvd). V-2, a bicyclist, was traveling northbound on CR-581. For reasons unknown, D-1 failed to observe V-2. As a result, the front of V-1 collided with V-2. Post-impact, V-2 and D-2 were propelled to final rest on the northbound shoulder of CR-581. D-1 failed to stop and render aid. V-1 was described as a red or burgundy colored mid-sized SUV and may have front-end damage due to the collision.


Update: Troopers have recovered a red 2010 Jeep Liberty believed to be involved in the collision that injured Julio Vivo. Troopers continue to work to identify the hit and run driver and again are seeking information from the public. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.


The Jeep Liberty was recovered from a residence on Cudjoe Lane in Land O Lakes. Forensic specialists are working to recover evidence from the vehicle currently.

May 10, 2014
Hernando County
Landover Blvd north of Thornberry Drive
FHPC14OFF042827

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


On May 10th at 8:50 PM, Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on Landover Boulevard, north of Thornberry Drive, approaching two pedestrians walking along the road edge on the east grass shoulder. David Matthew Smith, 44, of Spring Hill was walking adjacent to the roadway. Dannielle Nicole Gibbons, 25, also of Spring Hill, was walking next to Smith. Vehicle 1 partially left the roadway, traveled onto the east shoulder and collided with Smith. Smith sustained serious injuries and was transported to Oak Hill Hospital, then later transferred to Bayonet Point.


Vehicle 1 could only be described as a dark-colored, late model car with suspected heavy front right end and headlight damage. Any witnesses to this crash or anyone with information concerning the vehicle of the identity of the driver are asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or contact Crime Stoppers.

April 15, 2014
Hillsborough County
N/B U.S. 301 (SR 43) south of Stanford Rd
FHPC14OFF033932

On April 15th at 1:41 a.m., a vehicle was traveling northbound on US-301. A pedestrian, for unknown reasons, was laying in the northbound lane of US-301 just south of Stanford Road. As a result, the front of the vehicle struck the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash. The vehicle failed to stop and continued northbound on US-301.


Car parts found at the scene of the crash are consistent with a white Chrysler PT cruiser, 2006-2009 model year. The vehicle would have sustained damage to the lower front bumper cover and would be missing part of the inner wheel liner on one of the wheels.


Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or by contacting Crime Stoppers.

April 1, 2014
Hernando County
SR-50 east of US Hwy 301
FHPC14OFF029058

On April 1st at 7:30 AM, FHP troopers responded to a fatal hit and run crash on SR-50 approximately two miles east of US Hwy 301. It was determined that a 44-year-old male had been traveling westbound on the paved apron of SR-50 on a bicycle with reflectors, but no lights between 6:30 and 7:30 AM. A late model vehicle departed the westbound lane and struck the bicyclist on the paved apron. Following the collision, the vehicle continued traveling westbound on SR-50. FHP investigators recovered headlight and fog light lense covers and fragments at the scene of the crash. The bicyclist sustained fatal injuries.


Any witnesses to the crash or anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or contact Crime Stoppers.

November 15, 2013
Pasco County
Trouble Creek Road (CR-518)
FHPC13OFF102701

Vehicle 1 was traveling west on Trouble Creek Road approaching Iris Dr. behind Vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 was stopped in traffic facing west on Trouble Creek Road at the Intersection of Iris Dr. behind Vehicle 3. Vehicle 3 was stopped in traffic facing west on Trouble Creek Road at the Intersection of Iris Dr. ahead of Vehicle 2. For unknown reasons, the driver of Vehicle 1 failed to observe the stopped traffic ahead of his vehicle. The front of Vehicle 1 collided with the rear of Vehicle 2. This collision forced Vehicle 2 forward, resulting in the front of Vehicle 2 striking the rear of Vehicle 3. After the collision, Vehicle 1 left the scene of the crash. Upon the arrival of the trooper vehicles 2 and 3 had been removed from the roadway.


A license plate of 152VJA was provided for Vehicle 1. As of January 3, 2014, the suspect vehicle has not been located.


Anyone with information concerning this traffic crash, please contact the Florida Highway patrol by calling 813-631-4020.

October 25, 2013
Pasco County
US Hwy 19 approaching Avery Road.
FHPC13OFF096114

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


On October 25th at 4:04 PM, Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on US Hwy 19 approaching Avery Road. Vehicle 2, a 13 year old bicyclist, was traversing US Hwy 19. Vehicle 1 collided with the bicyclist who sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Joseph's All Childrens Hospital. Post-impact, Vehicle 1 fled the scene of the crash and was last seen completing a U-turn and traveling southbound on US Hwy 19. Vehicle 1 was described as a red late-model Toyota Camry with front end collision damage and driven by an unknown driver. Brena Carter, 13, of New Port Richey was last listed in serious, but stable condition at the hospital.


Update: Through further investigation it has been determined that Vehicle 1 was traveling west and exiting a driveway onto US Hwy 19. Vehicle 1 collided with Brena Carter who was riding her bicycle along the sidewalk. Post-impact, Vehicle 1 fled the scene without stopping southbound on US Hwy 19.


Any witnesses or those with information concerning this incident are asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020.

August 4, 2013
Pasco County
>State Road 54 at Coats Road (Zephyrhills Plaza Parking Lot)
FHPC13OFF068397

Vehicle 1, described possibly as a blue sport utility vehicle of unknown make or model, was stopped facing south in the Zephyrhills Plaza Parking Lot located at SR-54 and Coats Road. Pedestrian 1 was traversing the parking lot and approached Vehicle 1 when the vehicle began to travel southbound in the parking lot. Vehicle 1 struck Pedestrian 1 who sustained fatal injuries and expired at the scene of the crash. Driver 1 failed to remain at the scene of the crash.


To date, investigators with the FHP have tracked several leads in the case without success. Again the FHP is seeking anyone with information concerning this fatal crash to contact Corporal Toni Shields by email at tonishields@flhsmv.gov or by calling the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-631-4020. A reward from CrimeStoppers remains at $3,000 in this case.

July 13, 2013
Hillsborough County
Interstate 4 west of Interstate 75
FHPC13OFF061144

Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


Vehicle 1, described as a blue pickup truck, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 4 in the left lane approaching Interstate 75. Vehicle 2, a motorcycle, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 4 in the center lane approaching Interstate 75. Vehicle 1 changed lanes and moved into the path of Vehicle 2. During the lane change, the rear of Vehicle 1 collided with the front tire of Vehicle 2. Driver 2 lost control of the motorcycle which overturned and was ejected onto the roadway. Post-crash, Vehicle 2 caught fire and as a result the left and center lanes of Interstate 4 were closed for one hour. Driver 1 failed to stop at the scene of the crash and was last seen traveling eastbound on I-4.


Anyone with information concerning this crash is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020.

June 6, 2013
Pasco County
State Road 52 at Choctaw Trail
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Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


On the wet, rainy evening of June 6, 2013, Vehicle 1 was traveling east on SR-52 in a left turn lane approaching Choctaw Trail. Vehicle 2 was traveling west on SR-52 in the inside lane approaching Choctaw Trail. Vehicle 1 turned left (north) onto Choctaw Trail directly into the path of Vehicle 2. As a result, the front of Vehicle 1 collided with the left side of Vehicle 2. The impact caused Vehicle 2 to rotate in a counter clockwise direction and come to final rest facing south in the outside and center lanes of westbound SR-52. Vehicle 1 was last seen traveling north on Choctaw Trail as the driver failed to stop for the collision. Vehicle 1 is described as an older Ford pickup truck, dark in color, and possibly a F150/250 model. Several vehicle parts were collected at the scene from Vehicle 1 which appeared to be after-market front grill, fog lamp assemblies, and the right turn signal assembly.


Anyone with information concerning this crash is asked to contact Trooper Mike Hollis of the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020.

June 6, 2013
Hillsborough County
Southbound on SR-580 (Dale Mabry Hwy) in the inside lane, south of Waters Avenue
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Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


Vehicle 1, a red pickup truck (unknown make / model), was traveling southbound on SR-580 in the inside lane, south of Waters Avenue. Pedestrian 1 was walking southeast, across the southbound lanes of SR-580. Pedestrian 1 entered the inside lane and walked into the path of Vehicle 1. As a result, the front of Vehicle 1 struck Pedestrian 1. Post-impact, Pedestrian 1 came to rest in the inside lane of SR-580. Driver 1 failed to stop and render aid as required by Florida law; rather the Driver fled the area traveling south on SR-580. Pedestrian 1 was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with critical injuries.


Anyone with information concerning this traffic crash, specifically details regarding Vehicle 1 and Driver 1, is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020.

May 16, 2013
Pinellas County
US Hwy 19 North at 298th Avenue North
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Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


At 12:42 AM, a 28-year-old female bicyclist from Clearwater, Florida was traveling northbound in the outside turn lane of US Hwy 19 North approaching the intersection of 298th Avenue North. A white 2005 Hyundai 4-door traveling north overtook and collided with the bicyclist. The Hyundai and its driver then fled the crash scene. Ejected onto the roadway, the bicyclist remained there for a short period of time until being overrun by a 2012 Mercedes driven by Shereef Adel Moawad, 49, of Palm Harbor, Florida. The bicyclist was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital where she later expired from her injuries. The Hyundai was later located abandoned by law enforcement and with the assistance of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, an unsuccessful attempt was made to locate the hit-and-run driver. NOK is pending for the bicyclist at this time; no charges are pending against Shereef Moawad.


Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020.

November 4, 2012
Hillsborough County
US Highway 301 North of Willow Road
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Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation:


In the early morning hours of November 4, 2012, Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on US Hwy 301. Vehicle 2 was traveling southbound on US Hwy 301. The roadway was dark and heavy fog was present which reduced visibility significantly. As the two vehicles passed each other, Vehicle 1 departed its lane and traveled partially into the southbound lane where the left front side of Vehicle 1 struck the left rear side of Vehicle 2. Post-impact, Alexander Klim, 20, of Brandon, Florida lost control of Vehicle 2 which traveled from the southbound lane, across the northbound lane and onto the grass shoulder. Once on the shoulder Vehicle 2 collided with a fence and subsequently struck a tree. Vehicle 1 failed to stop and left the scene of the crash. Miguel Colon, 22, of Brandon, who was a passenger in Vehicle 2, sustained critical injuries and later expired at Tampa General Hospital on November 10, 2012. To date, no information exists concerning Vehicle 1 or Driver 1.


Anyone with information concerning this cold case is asked to contact the Corporal Cheshire of the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-631-4020.

December 28, 2001
Hillsborough County
Interstate 275 South of Lois Avenue.
Case #01-40-43996-03

On December 28, 2001, at 3:15 am, Vehicle 2, a road ranger service truck, was parked facing northbound on I-275 in the outside lane south of lois avenue. At the time, vehicle 2 had its emergency lights and directional board activated and was blocking the outside lane due to a crash just north of its location. The road ranger, Justin Thomas Willis, had exited vehicle 2 and was deploying traffic cones to protect the crash scene. Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound on I-275 in the outside lane and collided with Willis. Post-impact, vehicle 1 continued northbound on I-275 and was last seen exiting at lois avenue. Willis was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he later died from his injuries on December 31, 2001. At the time of the 2001 crash, vehicle 1 was described as a red or maroon Nissan pickup truck with damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle including a flat front right tire. FHP investigators are again asking for the public's assistance with any information regarding this fatal crash.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-631-4020 or Crime Stoppers.