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Holiday man crossing U.S. 19 dies in hit-and-run


Man crossing U.S. 19 dies in hit-and-run

A 31-year-old Holiday man trying to cross U.S. 19 was killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Joseph J. Vandoren was trying to walk west across U.S. 19 just north of Beacon Square Drive about 9 p.m., troopers said. He wore dark clothes. As he entered the outside lane of U.S. 19, he was hit by a southbound 2004 Ford pickup truck, driven by Scott Alexander Isenberg of 827 Scott St. in Dunedin, who fled. Vandoren was taken to the Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, where he died. Early Wednesday morning, the truck's passenger, Andrew Lawrence Lindenburg of Palm Harbor called FHP to report the crash, the report states. Authorities found Isenberg at his home; the truck parked not far away at Dunedin Marina. Charges will be filed pending an investigation. The FHP asks anyone who witnessed the crash to call Cpl. Jim Covert at (813) 631-4020.

Dade City

Smith selected for CEO program

Business leader and Dade City resident Lex Smith has been selected for Tampa Bay Partnership's 2012 CEO Direct program. The goal of the CEO Direct program is to ensure local business leaders are active participants in Tampa Bay's economic development initiatives. Participants learn about critical issues affecting economic development in the Tampa Bay region and are challenged to help find solutions through problem solving, regional collaboration and strategic thinking. Smith serves as board chairman and executive committee chairman for the Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board and is a board member for the Pasco Economic Development Council. He is senior vice president for SunTrust Bank and works in the Tampa Region Wealth & Investment Management line of business.

New Port Richey

Gulf High hosting Relay For Life

A Relay for Life event will be at 6 p.m. Friday on the track at Gulf High School, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey. The relay lasts until noon Saturday and features a dinner and walk for cancer survivors, entertainment, food, arts and crafts and other vendors, raffles and prizes. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information, call Mary Archie at (727) 514-2596.


Author of '10 Hours to Live' to speak

Brian Wills, once a professional tennis player, is now best known for being diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare and quickly fatal cancer. Doctors said he had 10 hours to live. But doctors later discovered the cancer had been healed without a medical explanation. Wills wrote a book, 10 Hours to Live, based on the experience and will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at House of Faith, 15227 U.S. 19, Hudson. For more information, call (727) 868-5534.

Holiday man crossing U.S. 19 dies in hit-and-run 04/11/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:46pm]
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