April 21, 2018
Dade City Police Department
Hit-and-Run Accident Kills 53 Year Old Dade City Man.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating additional witnesses.
The Dade City Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident which occurred in the 36000 block of Blanton Road at approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Thomas Michael Burdeshaw, of the 14000 block of Sundance Drive, in Dade City.
Witnesses told police that Mr. Burdeshaw had been seen lying near the edge of the roadway on the south side of Blanton Road, east of Michael Street, shortly before he was struck. One witness, who turned around to check on him, found that his body positioning had changed and he had suffered trauma consistent with being struck by a vehicle. A number of vehicles and trucks had passed by the area during that time.
Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Mr. Burdeshaw deceased at 2:03 a.m. The Medical Examiner’s Office took possession of the body for an autopsy.
Police are asking that anyone with information regarding Mr. Burdeshaw, or the vehicle or vehicles which may have struck him, to contact Detective George Richardson at
Lt. Brian A. Uppercue, PIO