Police search for witnesses in fatal crash
Clearwater police are looking for witnesses to an eight-vehicle collision on U.S. 19 the evening of June 19 that killed two people. Daniel Barga, 27, of St. Petersburg was arrested Thursday after police say they discovered he was responsible for the collision. Barga initially told detectives that he was a passenger in the Chevy Avalanche that caused the crash and that the driver had run away. But investigators were able to determine that Barga was the driver, Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. Now, Watts said, investigators need additional information about what exactly happened that night. She asked witnesses to contact the Clearwater police Traffic Investigation Division at (727) 562-4119. Jancarlos Alberto Schaffer, 22, of Odessa and Richard Kelly of Tampa, whose age was unavailable, were killed in the crash. Seven others were hospitalized.
If you served, sign up for memorial
Oldsmar's Veterans Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park, 250 Shore Drive E, stands as a tribute to military veterans residing in Oldsmar. Once a year, the memorial's granite walls are etched with the name, rank, branch of service and date of service of newly qualifying individuals who have applied to the city. There is no charge. Veterans simply meet established criteria on a one-page application form available at the City Clerk's office, 100 State St. W, or on the city's website ci.oldsmar.fl.us, under the City Clerk tab. Submit completed applications along with proof of service to the City Clerk's office before Sept. 1. Friends or relatives may submit an application on behalf of a deceased Oldsmar resident who served in the armed forces. For questions or information, contact Kathy Horvath, assistant city clerk, at (813) 749-1116 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Civitan is seeking out youths
An informational meeting for Junior Civitan, a service club for youth ages 12-18, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. The teens develop an executive board as well as committees to complete service and fundraising projects that they have chosen. For information, call Frank Kelley at (727) 781-8769.
Women Democrats to meet Monday
The Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas will hold a meeting starting with lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Member Elizabeth Fitzpatrick will share her experiences in health care in the United States, Canada, Ireland and her native Scotland. For information, call Mary Freeman at (727) 581-4630.