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Deceased identified in Brandon fatal crash

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Riverview, Florida -- Update: Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials have updated us on the details of Tuesday morning's fatal crash near Falkenburg Rd. and Crescent Park Dr. 

A report sent just before 1 p.m. says Terrance Mitchell, the driver of a 2008 Dodge pick-up, was heading northeast around 60 miles-per-hour in the curb lane of Falkenburg Rd. when, according to witnesses, he ran the Crescent Park Dr. traffic light and caused the accident. 

As a result of running the light, Mitchell's truck reporedly hit the driver's door of a 2003 Pontiac driven by Scott Valentino, who had a green light, and was heading north and turning right onto Falkenburg Rd. 

Officials say Valentino did not survive the crash.

Investigators took a sample of Mitchell's blood, and reports say it does not appear as if Mitchell was intoxicated at the time of the crash. 

Mitchell, who was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, could be charged pending their continued investigation, says the report. 

10 News will continue with updates as they become available. 


Previous information: 

Hillsborough County deputies are at the scene of a fatal crash in the Riverview/Brandon area at S. Falkenburg Road and Crescent Park Drive Tuesday morning.

Detectives at the scene report the driver in one car was killed and another driver was seriously injured.

Motorists should seek an alternate route while authorities investigate the crash.

10 News will have more on this crash as soon as information becomes available.

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