Deputies: 13-year-old on tricycle killed in Ruskin crash

- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash that happened in Ruskin Saturday evening.

According to deputies, 13-year-old Messiah Hector was riding a tricycle in the roadway on 21st Street South near 3rd Avenue South East.

Hector was struck by a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Keith Silva. Deputies said Silva didn't see Hector because of a lack of lighting in the area.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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