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Holiday motorcyclist dies from injuries sustained in Tuesday crash

HOLIDAY

Motorcyclist dies two days after crash

A 62-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday from injuries he suffered after colliding with a car earlier this week, troopers said. Ronald Paul Jaszczak, 62, of Holiday was driving his 2001 motorcycle west on Alt. U.S. 19 just before 7 p.m. Tuesday when a car turned into his path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 2004 Nissan Frontier driven by Melissa Anne Daugherty, 33, of New Port Richey had been traveling south on Carillon Street. After pausing at a stop sign, officials said, Daugherty attempted to make a left turn from the wrong side of Carillon Street and drove directly into Jaszczak's path. As the motorcycle collided with the left front of the Nissan, Jaszczak was thrown off the bike, onto the hood of the car and into the road, troopers said. Jaszczak was not wearing a helmet, and was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Daugherty suffered minor injuries. Jaszczak died about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, said Sgt. Steve Gaskins, FHP spokesman. Troopers are still investigating to determine whether charges will be filed.

Wesley Chapel

Passenger killed in I-275 rollover

A man died after he was ejected from a car that flipped on Interstate 275 Wednesday night, troopers said. Benjy L. Hurley, 36, of New Port Richey was riding with Misty Dawn Gibson, 32, in a 2000 Chevrolet just after 5 p.m. As the car approached the intersection of I-275 and I-75, Gibson lost control, troopers said. The Chevrolet drove onto the grassy median of the road and flipped over "several times," according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Hurley, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center, where he later died. Gibson had been wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. She is in stable condition at St. Joseph's, officials said. It was not immediately clear why Gibson lost control of the vehicle. An investigation is ongoing.

PORT RICHEY

Iwo Jima event has veterans info

The Regency Residence retirement community will host an Iwo Jima remembrance and veterans benefits seminar at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at the senior community, 6711 Embassy Blvd. This year marks the 67th anniversary of the pivotal monthlong battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The event will also include a free seminar to educate veterans and their spouses on the Department of Veterans Affairs' Aid and Attendance program, which could provide them up to $2,019 per month. Space is limited, so guests are asked to RSVP. Call Regency Residence at (727) 849-9335.

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