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New Port Richey motorcyclist killed after hitting pickup


Motorcyclist killed after hitting pickup

A 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed Thursday evening after colliding with a pickup, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. Greg S. McKay of New Port Richey was driving his 2007 Harley-Davidson north on Decubellis Road when an oncoming truck made a left turn onto Town Center Road, crossing into his path, the FHP said. McKay crashed into the side of the 1993 Chevrolet Silverado and was thrown from his bike. His head struck the pavement and he died at the scene. The FHP said he was not wearing a helmet. The driver of the truck, Kenneth C. Nitz, 26, of Hudson was not injured. His passenger, Alleana Booth, 36, of New Port Richey suffered minor injuries in the crash. The FHP is investigating to determine whether any charges will be filed. McKay was the second motorcyclist to die on Pasco roads in as many days. William R. Forrest, 71, of New Port Richey died Wednesday afternoon in a fiery collision after a Honda Accord pulled into his path on Trinity Boulevard, the FHP said.


Sweetbay sells Fantasy 5 winner

One of two winning lottery tickets — worth nearly $108,000 — was sold at the Sweetbay at 7431 State Road 54. The winning numbers in Thursday's Fantasy 5 drawing, 1-4-8-28-31, were generated on a Quick Pick ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. The other winning ticket, also a Quick Pick, was purchased in Deltona. Each winner will receive $107,849.77.


County planners want your input

Want to have a say in the future of west Pasco? County planning officials are hosting two more public meetings to gather input on long-term changes to the U.S. 19 corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. Ideas include adding more mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly features, and reducing highway congestion. Here's the schedule:

• 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hudson High School, 14410 Cobra Way, Hudson.

• 6 to 8 p.m. May 3 at Gulf Trace Elementary, 3303 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday.

For information, contact county planner Quanlin Hu at (727) 847-8193 or e-mail

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New Port Richey motorcyclist killed after hitting pickup 04/22/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011 7:24pm]
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