Pedestrian – Deceased at Scene
Paul Stephen Heaberlin
LKA: Lee Street – Oldsmar
Heaberlin was pronounced dead at the scene
Eric Matthew Stanton
Address: Bright Drive – Holiday, FL
Stanton was driving a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon
What: Pedestrian Paul Stephen Heaberlin was struck by a vehicle driven by Eric Matthew Stanton at the intersection of Tampa Road and East lake Woodlands Parkway.
Where: The pedestrian fatality occurred on Tampa Rd. at East Lake Woodlands Parkway.
When: The fatality occurred just before 2:00 a.m. – January 1, 2013.
Why/How: According to investigators with the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT), Stanton was westbound on Tampa Road when he struck Heaberlin – who was in the intersection.
Deputies say Heaberlin was pronounced deceased at 2:21 a.m. by Oldsmar Fire paramedics. MAIT investigators say Heaberlin was wearing dark clothing. They report that Stanton was cooperative at the scene, and displayed no indicators of impairment.
This is the first PCSO MAIT fatality investigation of 2013.
No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation continues.