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Investigation Of A Traffic Accident

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INVESTIGATION:

On 07/17/2016 at approximately 0618 hours, I was notified by Detective M. Carter #181968 of a traffic fatality involving two (2) Toyota Camrys on Broadway Avenue, west of Pine Lawn Avenue. Upon arrival, I observed the involved vehicles at final rest on the outside edges of Broadway Avenue. I observed heavy damage to the front of both vehicles. I made contact with Deputy R. Lariz #4826 and was informed the driver of the red Toyota Camry was transported by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue to Tampa General prior to my arrival. I assumed the responsibilities as the lead detective and Detective M. Carter took the responsibilities as the scene detective. Deputy J. Winters #246608 was assigned the DHSMV traffic crash report
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The front of the vehicle had heavy damage concentrated at the front driver corner. I observed the driver to be a black female sitting in the driver seat, leaning forward. She was pronounced deceased by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Lieutenant Petrovich #1048 at 0603 hours. The red Toyota Camry was at final rest on the south shoulder with the passenger side tires in the grass and the driver side tires on the pavement. The vehicle was facing in a southeast direction. I observed the roof and the driver side B-pillar removed by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in order to extricate the driver from the vehicle. I observed the front of the vehicle to have heavy damage concentrated at the front driver corner. The driver of the red Toyota Camry was transported to Tampa General Hospital with a laceration to his shin and possible internal injuries. He was not a trauma alert.

I spoke with Deputy S. Schneider #228130 on scene and was advised he positively identified the driver of the red Toyota Camry as Jacob Albarracin, date of birth 08/06/1994, through his issued Rapid ID equipment. Deputy S. Schneider also advised that when he arrived on scene, the driver of the red Toyota Camry was pinned in the driver seat of the vehicle. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue had to extricate him from the vehicle. He then identified the driver of the silver Toyota Camry as Esther Jean through the vehicle registration and her photograph in the
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