Tampa Police Investigates Traffic Fatality

03/18/15
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Tampa Police Investigates Traffic Fatality

WHEN: 7/26/12, 2:29 p.m.

WHERE: North Nebraska Avenue and East Hanna Avenue

VEHICLE #1: 2009 Buick Lucerne, Silver in color

DRIVER #1: Ryan Lindsey Anderson, DOB: 09/07/1987, B/M, 5703 Satinwood Way, Tampa

VEHICLE #2: 2006 Chevy Pick-up Truck, Blue in color

DRIVER #2: Robert Homer Smith (deceased), DOB: 04/23/1925, W/M, 1415 East Powhatan Avenue, Tampa

DETAILS: Preliminary investigation reveals Anderson was driving southbound on Nebraska Avenue crossing Hanna Avenue when his vehicle struck Smith’s vehicle. It appears that Smith was northbound on Nebraska Avenue and was attempting to make a westbound turn onto Hanna Avenue at the time of the accident. Smith was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was initially listed in critical but stable condition. Smith died today as a result of his injuries at the hospital.
Detectives are still working to determine if any charges will be filed in this investigation or if the deceased was at fault in the accident. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Officer Irene Thomas
TPD PIO