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Spring Hill man, 23, dies in car accident

RIDGE MANOR

Spring Hill man killed, four hurt in wreck

A 23-year-old Spring Hill man was killed and a 19-year-old Orlando woman was in critical condition after a car crash Monday morning on State Road 50 east of Ridge Manor, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Betmary Bosque, the driver, was traveling east on SR 50 about 9 a.m. near Richloam Clay Sink Road when she swerved across the center line and into the westbound lane, according to the report.

Bosque's 1997 Toyota came into the path of a 2003 Dodge SUV driven by Danna Michele Mejias, 26, of Sebring. The report states the drivers tried to avoid each other but swerved in the same direction. The right front of Mejias' car smashed into the right front of Bosque's.

Bosque's passenger, Juan Angel Maldonado, died at the scene, according to the report. Bosque was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

Mejias and her two passengers, Roland Andrews, 25, of Winter Haven and a 5-year-old boy were taken to St. Joseph's with minor injuries.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether passengers in both vehicles were wearing seat belts. No charges were filed immediately.

BROOKSVILLE

School bus driver's suspension upheld

Spanking a 3-year-old netted a five-day suspension without pay Tuesday for Hernando County school bus driver Christopher O'Brien.

By a 5-0 vote, the School Board affirmed that penalty for the October incident in which O'Brien gave a single spank on the buttocks to a special needs child who was refusing to be properly seated on the bus.

He was also cited for leaving the bus running on the side of the road while attending to the prekindergartener. Both acts violate district policy.

O'Brien served the suspension last November, and in July a state administrative judge said the penalty was reasonable. The board also affirmed a three-day suspension without pay for school bus aide Angelo DiPaolo in connection with the incident.

SHADY HILLS

Deputies: Man tosses DVD player, TV outside

It had been a long Labor Day, and all Theodore Fair wanted was to watch some TV.

But when his television wouldn't work, authorities say, Fair snapped.

Fair, 41, picked up his DVD player and threw it out a window of his home at 16704 Old Moulton Drive, according to a Pasco Sheriff's Office report.

Then he tossed the TV out the front door. Then, the report says, he picked up a 12-gauge shotgun, walked out of his home and shot out two surveillance lights.

He tossed the shotgun through a window and went back into the home, the report says, where he grabbed a Smith & Wesson .357 and fired several rounds in the kitchen and a hallway, the report says.

Deputies arrested Fair about 11 p.m. Monday on a charge of shooting a deadly missile into a building. He remained in Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Spring Hill man, 23, dies in car accident 09/02/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 8, 2008 12:58pm]
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