Vehicle Crash Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Patrol North District

Damon M. McBride  (Injured)
DOB: 06/21/1973
Address: 1666 Longview Circle, Tarpon Springs
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Ranger Pickup- driver
Charges: Pending

Kimberly A. Sichterman (Arrested - Uninjured)
DOB: 10/08/1962
Address: 1815 Gulf Beach Boulevard, Tarpon Springs
Vehicle: 2016 Volkswagen Passat- driver
Charges: Driving under the influence

Eric C. Sichterman (Uninjured)
DOB: 10/05/1969
Address: 1815 Gulf Beach Boulevard, Tarpon Springs
Vehicle: 2016 Volkswagen Passat- passenger

Deputies are investigating a hit and run crash that was caused by a wrong way driver in Oldsmar.

The crash occurred at about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Tampa Road and Race Track Road in Oldsmar.

According to deputies, 42 year-old Damon McBride was seen driving his Ford Ranger pickup truck into oncoming traffic, eastbound on Tampa Road in the westbound lanes as he approached the intersection of Race Track Road.

54 year-old Kimberly Sichterman and her passenger 46-year-old Eric Sichterman, were driving in her Volkswagen Passat westbound on Tampa Road, when she spotted McBride heading toward her in the wrong direction. Kimberly was unable to avoid the collision and McBride crashed into her head on. 

Deputies say that McBride exited his vehicle after the crash and fled the scene on foot northbound. Realizing that McBride was attempting to leave the scene, Eric Sichterman gave chase and apprehended McBride not far from the site of the crash. Sichterman held McBride until deputies arrived.

McBride received non-life threatening injuries after falling as he was fleeing from the scene of the crash. No one was injured as a result of the crash.

McBride was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Criminal charges are pending.

Deputies believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Kimberly Sichterman was also arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.  She was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

The investigation continues.

Booking photograph of Kimberly Sichterman.

Posted by Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:08:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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