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Tampa woman dies in rollover crash on Falkenburg Road


Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2014 at 09:33 AM

A Tampa woman is dead after a rollover crash on Falkenburg Road in Brandon this morning.

The single-car crash occurred at Falkenburg Road and Windhorst Road around 5:30 a.m., in front of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies say.

According to deputies, 31-year-old Desiree R. Cruz was driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan about 50 mph northbound on Falkenburg road, near Windhorst Road, when for unknown reasons she struck an 8-inch raised median and lost control.

The minivan rolled onto its roof after striking the Tax Collector’s Office sign, about 200 feet north of the intersection, deputies say.

Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies say.

Northbound Falkenburg Road was shut down just north of Windhorst Road during the investigation, deputies say.

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