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Motorcyclist struck by car dies Friday


Motorcyclist struck by car dies Friday

A Beverly Hills motorcyclist injured Wednesday on U.S. 19 by a driver failing to obey a stop sign died Friday at Bayfront Medical Center, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Nicholas Burns Jr., 22, was driving his motorcycle north on U.S. 19 when the driver of a gray Pontiac Grand Am ran a stop sign on Bougenville Avenue and tried to turn left onto the highway, the release said. The left side of the car struck Burns' motorcycle, which came to rest in the median. The car turned south onto U.S. 19 and kept going. Witnesses say it had damage on the left side. Authorities are still searching for the driver. Anyone with information may contact Sgt. Heather Glenny toll-free at 1 (800) 235-6019 or send an e-mail to heather


Theresa Jones, the 46-year-old woman whose body was found in the back yard of a burned-out house in Holiday this week, rented the property. A headline Friday misstated her connection to the house.


• An ambulance hit and killed a Hudson man walking along State Road 52 in Land O'Lakes. Story, 3

• Caliente residents tell the resort to cut its ties with swinger Web sites — or face a lawsuit. Story, 3

• A neighborhood dispute leads to tire tracks on one woman's lawn. Story, 4

Pasco deaths

Dostal, Donald R.

Helm, Joan M.

Montero, Kenneth C.

Phillips, Lester Clark

Rodawalt, Betty Louise

Ryan, Dennis

Schafer, Ida

Schwalm, Arthur E.

Stiers, Frank

Sweet, William

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Motorcyclist struck by car dies Friday 06/20/08 [Last modified: Friday, June 20, 2008 10:56pm]
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