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Detectives investigating deadly hit-and-run in Ruskin

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-180


Wednesday September 15, 2021 10:00 PM


E Shell Point Road and Interchange Street Ruskin, Florida

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly hit-and-run that occurred overnight near the intersection of E Shell Point Road and Interchange Street in Ruskin.

On September 16, 2021, at 7:15 a.m., a Hillsborough County school bus stopped at the railroad tracks at the intersection noticed a body, and reported it through their dispatcher. Another complainant stopped behind the bus also saw the body and called 911.

At this time, detectives have determined that the victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on E Shell Point Road when the crash occurred. He was struck head-on by an unknown vehicle. However, the suspect car will have damage to the front passenger side, including a damaged headlight. 

"Throughout the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the crash likely occurred late last night sometime between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "They need your help. If you saw anything that could help them identify a suspect or a suspect car, please call us with that information."

If you have any information as it relates to this crash, you are urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.