Motorcycle crash kills Port Richey man
A Port Richey man died Monday in a motorcycle crash in Clearwater, police said. Sean H. McBride, who turned 34 on Feb. 15, was riding his motorcycle north on Belcher Road about 5:30 p.m. He ran a red light at Sunset Point Road and hit a car turning left onto Sunset Point Road, Clearwater police said. The driver he hit was not cited. A Police Department news release contained no information regarding the type of motorcycle or car involved, or how fast McBride's motorcycle was traveling except to say it was "a high rate of speed." The name of the driver in the car also was not released. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor, police said. The investigation is continuing.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Work begins on first of 3 paths
Construction began this week on the first of three paths that will ultimately connect Starkey Boulevard to the trailhead at the Suncoast Parkway. The first phase is replacing the sidewalk along the east side of Starkey Boulevard, from Alico Pass to Wilderness Park Road, with an 8-foot-wide path for pedestrian/bicycle travel. That path is expected to be finished June 28. The second phase, creating a 10-foot-wide multiuse path inside the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, will run from May 8 to July 16. This path will meander through the park and connect to the trailhead at the Suncoast Parkway. The last phase of the project is the construction of a multiuse path along the north side of Wilderness Park Road between Starkey Boulevard and the park entrance. Construction begins July 4 and finishes around July 29. Officials urge park visitors to use caution during construction.
Baby items sought for those in need
H&R Block offices in west Pasco are collecting donations of diapers and other new baby items this tax season to help local mothers in need. The donations go to Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco, a voluntary program that provides support services to pregnant women and infants. Donations are being collected at the following H&R Block locations:
• 12111 U.S. 19 N, Hudson
• 9037 U.S. 19, Suite B, Port Richey
• 9680 U.S. 19, Port Richey
• 4746 U.S. 19 New Port Richey
• 3342 U.S. 19, Holiday
• 4215 Little Road, New Port Richey
• 9342 Little Road, New Port Richey
• 6907 Congress St., New Port Richey
Call the Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco at (727) 841-7888.