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Hit and run driver sought in crash with sheriff's corporal
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Riverview, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies are investigating a hit and run accident involving a 15-year veteran of the sheriff's office.

Investigators say on July 7, around 2:10 a.m., Cpl. Harrison Bashner was traveling southbound on I-75 in the center, left lane at Progress Boulevard. 

Cpl. Bashner noticed headlights approaching him at a high rate of speed and before he was able to switch lanes, the vehicle hit the back of his vehicle. Cpl. Bashner spun out of control and came to rest on the west shoulder facing north. The unknown vehicle fled south on I-75. 

Cpl. Bashner, 40, was taken to Florida Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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