Monday, April 23, 2018
Public safety

Hillsborough County employee dies a day after Gibsonton crash

GIBSONTON — A Hillsborough County Environmental Protection employee died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a crash a day earlier.

Glen Lockwood, 58, was at 9942 Peninsular Drive to conduct a dock inspection Tuesday afternoon when a car left the road and struck a pickup truck which he was standing behind, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The truck knocked Lockwood and Michael Digiovanni, 48, to the ground. Both were taken to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition.

Lockwood, who worked at the EPC for 19 years, most recently was an environmental scientist in the Wetlands Division. County commissioners Ken Hagan and Kevin Beckner released a statement praising his service.

"Those who knew Glenn describe him as a good, gentle and loving person who cared about his coworkers, his work, his family and the environment. He loved to fish and spend time outdoors, and he cared about all environmental matters. Glenn's contributions to our community, and to the residents he dutifully served, were many and will be missed," the statement read.

The driver who caused the wreck, Myrline Gourdet-Numa, 32, of Gibsonton, had a learner's permit, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say she was cited for violating terms of her permit by driving alone. Deputies were still investigating the crash.

Digiovanni was still in serious condition Wednesday night.

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