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Holiday man killed in Palm Harbor wreck


Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 19 crash with car

A Holiday man died late Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on U.S. 19, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. Justin M. Harris, 29, 5545 Riddle Road, was driving a motorcycle north on U.S. 19 about 11:40 p.m. when the bike struck the left side of a two-door Volkswagen that had just turned right onto the highway from County Road 95, troopers said. Witnesses told investigators Harris was speeding. The impact threw Harris from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Harbor Fire Rescue personnel. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Harold Frear said Harris was not wearing a helmet. The car's driver, 43-year-old Nada Duheric, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital. Her condition was not immediately available. Frear said her injuries were not serious. Four of the Volks­wagen's other occupants were not hurt, according to the Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed.


Man arrested in

hit and run

A Tarpon Springs man has been accused of driving away from an accident that police said sent a pedestrian to the hospital with a broken leg that may cause permanent disability. Pete S. Koulianos was turning left from Tarpon Avenue onto Safford Avenue on May 20 when he hit a pedestrian, police said. Witnesses told police that after the accident, Koulianos, 29, then tried to throw the victim in the back of his 2000 Dodge pickup. When witnesses told him to stop, Koulianos said he was going to move his truck out of the road, but drove off instead, police said. The victim is Earl Thomas, 42, of 111 E Park St. Police found Koulianos through his tag number and arrested him on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries. Koulianos, who was released from the county jail after posting $5,000 bail May 21, told police he wanted to help, but was scared and went home to tell his wife about the accident, saying he planned to return later. Koulianos declined to comment.


Charts and GPS are course topics

Learn how to use a GPS device and read nautical charts during a two-day class taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The class will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 9 and 10 at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., Sand Key. The class is $75, which includes books and charting tools. It is open to adults and youths. Call (727) 469-8895.

Pinellas deaths

Balacco, Diana

Burnett, Ethel Wylie

Bytautas, Jason P. Sr.

Clark, Larry Edward Jr.

Foerster, Edna G.

Fuller, Stephen K.

Hawks, Lois W.

Herrick, Adam Jacob

Hildebrand, Bruce A.

Hughes, Marjorie F.

Krause, Lola M.

Mankovich, Vera

McManus, Marilyn A.

Palazzolo, Celia C.

Pegram, Onita

Powell, James A.

Sarcona, Joseph

Sarrocco, Thomas A.

Schultheis, Evelyn Catherine

Smith, Diane M.

Stecher, Ruth Louise

Sullivan, Sarah Vivian

Van Eeuwen, Jacob M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Holiday man killed in Palm Harbor wreck 05/29/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:18pm]
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