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Motorcyclist dies in crash with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy

The incident is still under investigation.
 
[ Times staff ]
Published Dec. 10, 2023|Updated Dec. 10, 2023

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Saturday night.

The fatal crash took place just after 10 p.m., while the deputy was attempting a traffic stop, Florida Highway Patrol said. The deputy, 24, was traveling south on US-301 in a marked sheriff’s vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe, which had its emergency lights activated.

The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Riverview man, was traveling north and collided with the deputy’s vehicle at the intersection of US-301 and Ayersworth Glen Boulevard.

“Despite life-saving measures by the deputy and responding Hillsborough County Fire Rescue paramedics, he was pronounced deceased on the scene,” said a statement from the sheriff’s office.

The deputy was not injured.

A spokesman for the Highway Patrol could not clarify whether either of the vehicles were turning at the time of the crash, as the incident remains under investigation.

A spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment because of the active investigation.

This is a developing story that will be updated.