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Motorcyclist dies from injuries after East Tampa crash

TAMPA — A motorcyclist has died after a Tuesday crash in East Tampa, police said.

Victor Omar Sanchez-Velez, 25, was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle east on Hillsborough Avenue about 3 p.m. when he collided with a Cadillac driven by Tommie Lee Wilson, 49, at 19th Street.

Witnesses told police they saw Sanchez-Velez driving very fast, police said.

Both drivers were taken to Tampa General Hospital. Wilson was in stable condition. Sanchez-Velez died from his injuries Tuesday evening.

No charges have been filed.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at (813) 226-3433 or

Motorcyclist dies from injuries after East Tampa crash 07/13/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:53am]
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