Juvenile Charged In Fatal Crash In Plant City – CBS Tampa


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HILLSBOROUGH, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Juvenile speculate who led police on a chase from Tampa to Plant City is facing felony charges for a fatal crash that ended the police chase.

by investigative method, detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office learned that Calvin Sanford, 15, was behind the wheel of a stolen Nissan Frontier on March 12, 2022, when the means hit and killed the passenger of another means near the intersection of Turkey Creek Road and Trapnell Road in Plant City while fleeing from Tampa Police. The pursuit began within the city of Tampa.

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Sanford and three other juveniles who were in the stolen means attempted to flee on foot after the crash but were apprehended by police.

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Sanford, who has seven prior felonies including burglary of a conveyance, grand theft of a firearm, and resisting arrest, is currently in jail after being arrested on Thursday, April 21, 2022, on unrelated charges of armed burglary of a conveyance and grand theft of a firearm. On Friday, April 22, a charge of vehicular homicide was additional. Additional charges are likely forthcoming. None of the other juveniles in the stolen means have been charged at this time.

“If you are old enough to commit felony crimes, then you are old enough to confront the punishments,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “In just 15 short years, this teenager has sadly chosen a life of crime, and his reckless behavior led to the death of an innocent person. He must now accept the very serious consequences of his actions, and we will work to ensure that this speculate will feel the complete force of the law.”

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Any questions regarding the means pursuit that led up to the crash should be directed to the Tampa Police Department.

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