Articles Tagged with Hillsborough County


WIMAUMA, FL – A head-on collision between two pickup trucks in Hillsborough County Sunday morning left five people dead and another injured, reports WTSP.

The accident happened on State Road 674 near Balm Wimauma Road at about 7 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Toyota Tacoma pickup was going west on the roadway as a Chevy Silverado was headed east.  State troopers said the driver of the Tacoma, a 29-year-old man from Bowling Green, went into the eastbound lanes and struck the Silverado.

The driver of a third pickup, a Chevrolet S-10, attempted to avoid the collision but spun and went a ditch after hitting debris from the first crash.


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL –  The Florida Highway Patrol said five people died after a multi-vehicle crash Sunday night in Hillsborough County.

According to WFTS, the incident happened on State Road 39 near Bruton Road at about 9:22 p.m. The FHP said the driver of a northbound Ford Explorer crossed over the center line and crashed into a southbound Nissan Frontier nearly head-on.  The Explorer ended up on a shoulder of the highway while the Frontier came to rest in the southbound lane, where it was was struck a short time later by a tractor-trailer.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene: the drivers of the Frontier and the Explorer, and two passengers in the Explorer, a 56-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl.  Another passenger in the Explorer, a 1-year-old child, died after being taken to an area hospital.  Three other passengers in the SUV, ages 5, 22 and 31, were seriously injured.  The driver of the third vehicle was not hurt.


LITHIA, FL – A man was killed after hitting an alligator while driving on a Lithia roadway Thursday morning.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, 59-year-old John Hopkins from Lithia fatally crashed on Balm-Picnic Road, 2 miles west of County Road 39. He slammed into the 11-foot gator, which caused his vehicle to go off-road and flip into a ditch.

Hopkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The gator also died.


PLANT CITY, FL – A 59-year-old man from Dade City was killed when a car crashed into his motorcycle in Hillsborough County last week.

According to the Tampa Beacon, the crash happened at the intersection of James L. Redman Parkway and E. Trapnell Road on Feb. 5th.

The motorcyclist was riding northbound on James L. Redman Parkway headed towards Trapnell Road when a sedan turned left into the bike’s path. The 19-year-old driver of the sedan had been traveling south on the roadway when they struck the motorcycle.

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