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Land O'Lakes woman, girl hurt in wreck

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Land O'Lakes woman, girl hurt in wreck

The driver of a 1998 Ford and the vehicle's 10-year-old passenger were seriously injured in a traffic wreck Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Nicole Chidester, 38, was driving south on the Veterans Expressway south of Gunn Highway about 6:40 p.m. when she lost control while driving through a curve. The vehicle veered into the median, overturned and struck a guardrail. The vehicle was on its roof when emergency officials arrived. Chidester and passenger Alexis Kerchner, both of Land O'Lakes, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. FHP spokesman Steve Gaskins said both were in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Land O'Lakes

Recycling dropoff moves 3 miles

One of Pasco's most well-used recycling dropoff centers, at the county animal shelter, has moved 3 miles north. The dropoff is now at the Senior Services Center at 6801 Wisteria Loop. Newspapers may be dropped at Land O'Lakes Recycling at 5710 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Jennifer Seney, the county's recycling coordinator, said in a news release that the center was moved because of construction at the animal shelter. Pasco has seven dropoff centers for No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs; aluminum and metal cans; clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars; and newspapers. For information, call (813) 996-7341, ext. 8041.

DADE CITY

Man dies when truck strikes car

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a two-vehicle, multi-impact crash on Interstate 75 that left a St. Petersburg man dead Sunday. According to the FHP, both vehicles — a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck and a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro — were headed south on I-75 about a mile south of County Road 41 when both cars changed lanes at the same time. As the vehicles moved from the outside lane into the inside, the pickup struck the right side of the Camaro, sending the sports car out of control and off the road, where it struck a guardrail, rotated and spun back into the highway lanes. Back on the highway, the pickup struck the Camaro again, this time sending the car into the grass median. The driver of the Camaro, 73-year-old Arthur Gilbert of St. Petersburg, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa and later pronounced dead. It is unclear whether the driver and passenger in the pickup truck, Arnold L. Parker, 65, and Shelley M. Parker, 64, both of Belleview, were injured.

Correction

The Pasco Sheriff's Office collected 64 weapons in a buyback program Saturday. In a story about the program, officials erroneously said the number was 74.

Pasco deaths

Body, Michael

Comeau, Gary Jr.

Futch, Henry F.

Kahrl, Donna E.

Name omitted!

Nichols, Carol T.

Podunavac, Miako

Ullmayer, Frank H. Jr.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Land O'Lakes woman, girl hurt in wreck 06/30/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2008 6:56pm]
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