Tampa Police Detectives Working Death Investigation

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Incident Date/Time: 11/20/2015 at 2:04 PM

Location: Ellicott St E / 40th St N

Victim Info: Maurice A. Garrett, 6/25/1986

On 11/20/15 at 2:04 p.m., officers responded to Ellicott St E / 40th St N in reference to a traffic accident. Officers arrived on scene and learned that the victim struck a fence on the northeast corner and continued Westbound on Ellicott at which time he struck another unknown vehicle on 40th Street. The victim's vehicle came to rest after striking a tree in the Family Dollar parking lot exit along Ellicott Street. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. It was then discovered that the victim suffered upper body trauma that was un-related to the accident.

At this time, detectives believe that this incident was not caused by a random act of violence.

This is an active investigation with limited details. Additional information will be released once it is available.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.