Crash at intersection kills woman, 78, injures man
A woman is dead and her passenger seriously injured after a crash at the intersection of Landover and Mariner boulevards Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Catherine Lord, 78, of Spring Hill, was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus west on Landover Boulevard about 7 p.m. as Matthew Beiersi, 36, of Gravenhurst, Ontario, headed north on Mariner Boulevard, FHP said. Lord failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, FHP said, and was struck by Beiersi's 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. Lord was taken to Oak Hill Hospital where she later died from her injuries, FHP said. Her passenger, Harold Lord, 89, of Spring Hill, was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital with serious injuries. Beiersi was not injured. His passenger, Melissa Bosley, 32, of Gravenhurst, Ontario, had minor injuries and was taken to Oak Hill Hospital. All four were wearing seat belts. The crash is under investigation.
Mariner Boulevard to close temporarily for repairs
Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Mariner Boulevard will be temporarily closed from Linden Drive to Maderia Street. The closure will continue through 6 p.m. Dec. 14. The closure is necessary to allow Hernando County Transportation Services crews to repair damage to the roadway that was caused earlier this year by Tropical Storm Debby. Detour routes will be posted. Detour roads include Linden, Maderia and Amherst Avenue. Access to residences will be provided. For information, contact the Hernando County Division of Transportation Services at (352) 754-4062.
La Sertoma's Pancake Breakfast With Santa: 8-10:30 a.m., Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $3; toddlers age 2 and younger admitted free. (352) 796-4657.
2012 HAM R/C Club Big Bird Fly In: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hernando Aero Modelers Field at Cemex Entrance Road, 16301 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville. $3 each or $5 per carload. (352) 344-1688.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. $3 for adults, $1 for teenagers, free for ages 12 and younger.
Nature Coast Festival Singers Christmas Concert: 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Freewill offering. (352) 515-5335, 556-8549.
Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.