Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Driver, 81, dies after his car, pickup collide in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL

Driver, 81, dies after his car, pickup collide

An 81-year-old Spring Hill man died Friday morning after he ran a stop sign and collided with a pickup on Spring Hill Drive, authorities said. Thomas A. MacLeary was heading south on Linden Drive in a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant just before 8 a.m. when he traveled into the path of a 1995 Chevy pickup heading east on Spring Hill Drive, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. After the collision, MacLeary's car continued rolling and struck a house in the 11000 block of Linden. MacLeary was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, the report states. The driver of the pickup, 27-year-old Jennifer McCain of Spring Hill, and her 4-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries. The crash remained under investigation Friday.

SHADY HILLS

Motorist threw knife, deputies say

The beige sport utility vehicle had followed the woman for miles on the Suncoast Parkway, flashing its brights, swerving between lanes. The woman suspected the other driver was upset he had been stuck behind her at one point and couldn't pass. He gave her the middle finger. Then, as the woman tried to move into the right lane so she could exit at State Road 52, the other driver threw a pocketknife through her open passenger window, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. The knife was closed. The woman was not injured in the Feb. 12 incident. She took down the SUV's plate number and called deputies, who traced the vehicle to Carl Rohm, 43, a Spring Hill man who works as a server at Bern's Steak House in Tampa. Rohm was arrested Thursday on a change of throwing a deadly missile. He was released on $5,000 bail.

BROOKSVILLE

Health showcase is today at Elks

The annual RSVP Health and Informational Showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The event includes vendors from throughout the county, including chiropractic, senior housing, home health care, assisted living, pharmacies, Career Central, funeral homes and electronic food stamp registry. Various health screenings and tests will be offered. There will also be a silent auction, a raffle and snacks. The showcase is presented by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Mid-Florida Community Services and supported by the United Way.

Today's picks

Chinsegut Late Winter Bird Walk: 9-11 a.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.

Hernando County Reading Festival: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 797-7018.

Polka Fest with Alex Meixner Band: 6-10 p.m., SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $10. (727) 376-8486.

Philippine-American Association fundraiser bowling tournament: 1 to 4 p.m., Mariner Lanes, 3544 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $25, includes food. (352) 592-1301, (352) 848-1031.

Driver, 81, dies after his car, pickup collide in Spring Hill 03/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Plan your weekend Aug. 18-20: Elvis in concert, Jason Aldean, Monster Jam Triple Threat, Sing-Along Grease

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    The king

    Elvis: Live in Concert: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and Ruth Eckerd Hall will have a Graceland-produced Elvis concert on a movie screen, accompanied by a full live orchestra. Graceland calls it the closest audiences …

    Handout photos of Elvis: Live in Concert, a tour spectacle featuring a live orchestra backing the voice of Elvis Presley, projected onto a movie screen. The tour comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on 8/18/17. Credit: Graceland.
  2. Woman convicted in murder of 18-year-old with cerebral palsy gets lighter term

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Linda Bonck, a 90-pound Chamberlain High School senior with cerebral palsy, lived near Tampa's Lowry Park. She struggled to walk and talk but was known for being friendly and trusting of strangers until she vanished one day in 1992.

    Georgia Miller, 39, was convicted for the 1992 murder of Linda Bonck, an 18-year-old Chamberlain High School student who had cerebral palsy. Originally sentenced to life in prison, Miller was resentenced Wednesday to 65 years, the result of U.S. and Florida Supreme Court decisions that found it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life. With gain time, Miller will be released from prison in the next six years. [Florida Department of Corrections]
  3. Boynton Beach woman arrested on DUI, child abuse charges

    Criminal

    A Boynton Beach woman was arrested Saturday and faces DUI and child abuse charges after she blew a .200 on a breath test with an unbuckled child in the backseat, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

    Brandy Lerma, 31 of Boynton Beach, was arrested on DUI and child abuse charges on Saturday. [Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]
  4. Editorial: Why can't Hillsborough commissioners move Confederate monument?

    Editorials

    The violence in Charlottesville, Va., crystallized for much of the nation the danger of refusing to address painful symbols of the past. But not so in Hillsborough County, where the County Commission on Wednesday reversed itself yet again and left open the possibility of leaving a Confederate monument outside the …

  5. Former WTSP employee sues station's parent companies for gender discrimination

    Civil

    A former director at WTSP-Ch. 10 has sued the station's parent companies, claiming she was the victim of gender discrimination.