Woman hits Hillsborough County deputy in funeral procession

Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.

PLANT CITY, Fla. — A Hillsborough County motorcycle deputy who was escorting a military funeral was injured after a truck cut into the procession line.

The sheriff's office reports that deputies assisted with the military funeral procession through Plant City on Saturday. Sgt. David A. Croft Jr. was killed in Iraq on Jan. 5 after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

Authorities say 40-year-old Shannon Lima-Jones darted out of the parking lot of a Dairy Queen and cut into the procession line. She then turned left to get out of the line, driving into the path of the motorcycle deputy.

Lima-Jones was cited with failure to yield to a funeral procession, failure to yield the right of way and driving without insurance.

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