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SEFFNERHit-run kills man, injures woman

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday that killed a 28-year-old Seffner man.

Just after 2 a.m., a 1995 Volkswagen four-door vehicle was traveling east on U.S. 92 when it hit the rear of a 1988 Chevy station wagon driven by Charles T. Pearson, according to the Highway Patrol.

The impact caused Pearson to lose control of his vehicle, and it veered to the right shoulder and overturned. Pearson and his passenger, Lisa M. Vaught, 21, of Brandon, were ejected and sustained severe injuries. They were not wearing seat belts.

The Volkswagen's driver kept going for about 1,000 feet before stopping on the shoulder. The unidentified driver fled the scene, leaving the vehicle. Pearson and Vaught were taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. Pearson died at 11 a.m.

The Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information to call Sgt. Steve Gaskins at (813) 215-1867.

RIVERVIEW

Pit bull attacks girl in store parking lot

A 15-year-old girl was bitten on the legs by a pit bullterrier Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Riverview.

The girl, whose name was not immediately released, was bitten on both legs by the dog just after 2 p.m.

She was transported to a hospital, said Hillsborough sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter.

The incident occurred at the CVS at 5905 U.S. 301 S.

The dog was removed by Hills­borough County Animal Services, Carter said.

ZEPHYRHILLS

One dead, one badly hurt in car crash

A crash in Pasco County left one person dead and another seriously injured on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

One person died on the scene and another was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, said Pasco County Fire Rescue.

The crash happened at Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street about 2:45 p.m.

Zephyrhills police were investigating but did not release the names of the victims late Saturday.

Times staff

SEFFNERHit-run kills man, injures woman 09/06/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:09pm]

    

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