Detectives Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Child Pedestrian

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DATE/TIME: 2/3/2013 at 10:46 AM

LOCATION: Busch Boulevard and 14th Street in Tampa

VICTIM: Jayla Shubbar, B/F, DOB: 06-18-04 , 8618 N 14th Street Tampa, FL


An 8-year-old child who was involved in a traffic crash early Sunday morning passed away last night during surgery. On February 3, 2013 at approximately 10:46 a.m. Jayla Shubbar was hit by an oncoming vehicle while she was attempting to cross Busch Boulevard at 14th street. The driver of a 2007 Honda Pilot was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of Busch Boulevard. The driver did not see the girl running north across Busch Boulevard and collided with the child. Jayla was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead during emergency surgery.

Jayla was with her 12-year-old sister at the time of the crash. Detectives are investigating the crash as an accident. There are no charges pending at this time.

Janelle McGregor