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Motorcyclist killed, motorist injured in Pasco collision


Motorcyclist killed, driver hurt in crash

A 20-year-old New Port Richey man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a car, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Sean Alfanso Reyes was driving west on Trouble Creek Road, above the speed limit, about 2:19 p.m. when a sedan turned left in front of him from Weasel Drive, the report said. The front of Reyes' 2005 Honda motorcycle struck the passenger's side of the 2006 Toyota sedan, driven by Philip A. Caruso, 78, of New Port Richey. The impact caused Caruso's car to overturn once before coming to rest on Baytree Drive, the report said. Caruso was taken to Morton Plant North Bay Hospital with serious injuries. Reyes was taken to Community Hospital, where he died.


Driver charged in passenger's death

Just before midnight June 20, authorities say, William Minton was driving his 2003 Ford pickup truck east on Laura Lee Drive with four passengers in the cab and three more in the bed. One of the passengers in the back, Gary Comeau Jr., was leaning over the side, trying to talk to the passengers inside the cab, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Minton said something like "Watch this," witnesses told authorities, then began swerving around. Comeau, 18, of Port Richey fell out of the truck and died a week later from his injuries. The FHP on Tuesday charged Minton, 18, with culpable negligence in Comeau's death. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license in an accident resulting in a fatality. Minton, of 18401 Boonesfarm Drive in Shady Hills, is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.


Funeral set for boy in go-cart crash

Funeral services for Austin Carter, the 10-year-old boy killed in a weekend go-cart accident, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 6209 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes.


On Tuesday, the Pasco Times reported that records showed that Richard Lunn, who accidentally shot his wife, Linda, over the weekend, had a concealed weapons permit that expired in July. Lunn said he has renewed his permit and it expires in 2015. The Times was unable to verify this because information on concealed weapon permits is no longer open to the public. Linda Lunn is in serious condition at Bayfront Medical Center, according to hospital staff.

Pasco deaths

Carter, Austin Rhett

Glenn, Mary J.

Macchio, William

Morgan, James G.

Schindler, Robert Edwin

Sinkawich, Frank E.

Wright, Robert G. "Duke"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Motorcyclist killed, motorist injured in Pasco collision 10/01/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3:10pm]
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