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Shady Hills man dies after car careens into gas station pump

SHADY HILLS

car careens into gas pump, driver killed

A Shady Hills man, 41, lost control of his car Wednesday afternoon and crashed into a gas station pump, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Robert G. Jenkins died at the scene. He was traveling south on Shady Hills Road, approaching Little Ranch Road, when he lost control of his 1988 Chevrolet Blazer, swerving off the road and into a Marathon Gas Station, FHP said. The crash caused a small fuel leak. The pumps were shut off, and Pasco Fire Rescue responded to the scene to make sure the area was safe. FHP said Jenkins, who was not wearing a seat belt, likely died from injuries suffered from the crash and not something that happened before the crash. Toxicology tests are being done. FHP asks any witnesses to the accident to call (813) 631-4020.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Fired deputy loses reinstatement bid

Circuit Judge Stanley R. Mills denied a request Wednesday for an injunction from a former deputy who wants his job back. Edward Tucker was fired in January after a Sheriff's Office investigation found he spent hours at a Little Road cafe when he was supposed to be on patrol, among other infractions. Tucker asked the judge last month for an injunction that would put him back on the job, arguing the Sheriff's Office failed to give him notice of the specific punishment he faced. In a five-page ruling, Mills agreed the Sheriff's Office failed to provide sufficient notice. But Mills ruled that Tucker never showed how that tainted the "fairness of the proceedings or the correctness of the actions of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office." Tucker and Andrew Izrailov, another deputy fired for similar reasons, still have appeals scheduled before the Sheriff's Office career service appeals board.

HUDSON

Bacteria levels high at beach

Health officials issued a water advisory Wednesday at Hudson Beach, officially known as Robert J. Strickland Beach, after finding high levels of fecal bacterial in the water. Exposure to the bacteria can cause disease, infections and rashes. The Pasco County Health Department says the water poses a "potential health risk to the bathing public."

Inside

The "River Ridge Family" begs to keep Principal Jim Michaels, but the School Board approves his transfer to Mitchell High School. Story, Page 4

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Shady Hills man dies after car careens into gas station pump 03/04/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 9:27pm]
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