Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spring Hill man hit, killed while crossing U.S. 19

SPRING HILL

man, 77, crossing U.S. 19 is struck, killed by car

A 77-year-old Spring Hill man was struck by a car and killed while trying to cross U.S. 19 on Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Carl E. Puckett was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 about 8:30 p.m. when he apparently stepped into the path of an oncoming 2001 Kia driven by Charles W. Quinter, 50, of Spring Hill. According to the FHP, Puckett failed to yield the right of way to the Kia and was struck by the vehicle. Puckett suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash. Quinter and a passenger, a 6-year-old girl, were not injured. FHP is continuing to investigate the accident.

Work to interrupt some water service

The Hernando County Utilities Department has announced that water line improvements will be made on County Line Road starting at 11 tonight through 7 a.m. Tuesday. The work will require an interruption in service to about 100 customers in the surrounding area. Those affected have been given precautionary boil water notices and are advised to turn off their water heaters and shut off their sprinkler systems while water service is off. Affected areas include Commercial Way (from Caribbean Drive to County Line Road), County Line Road (from Commercial Way to Dartmouth Avenue), Austin Avenue, Caldwell Street, Callaway Avenue, Hamlet Circle and Darnell Avenue. For information, call (352) 754-4037.

Brooksville

Learn about birding, wildlife at festival

The annual Chinsegut Birding and Wildlife Festival will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. The event will include bird banding, butterfly, wildflower and bird walks, a puppet show, birdhouse building, games for children, birds of prey programs, a bird-calling contest, vendors and exhibitors. There is no cost to attend. Food and refreshments will be sold. Call (352) 754-6722.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Citizens Ordinance Advisory Team, 1:30 p.m., Room 461, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Spring Hill man hit, killed while crossing U.S. 19 04/12/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Hillsborough approves miniscule cut to property tax rate, give $2 million to bus system

    Local

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioners on Thursday approved a decrease in the property tax rate for next year that will save most homeowners a little pocket change.

    Passengers are seen near a bus at Westfield-Brandon Transit Center Thursday, July 13 in Brandon. On Thursday, commissioners approved a $2 million one-time payment for the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times
  2. 5 things to know before Tampa Bay Comic Con this weekend

    Events

    Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend, expected to attract more than 55,000 like-minded nerds mingling with cosplayers, celebrities, artists and sellers of comic books and collectibles.

    Surrounded by the bridesmaids dressed as Disney princesses and groomsmen dressed as Marvel superheroes, Gwen Walter of Venice, Fla., kisses her husband, Shawn Walter, also of Venice, after their wedding ceremony on day two of the 2016 Tampa Bay Comic Con in the Tampa Convention Center on August 6, 2016. The pair got engaged at Megacon 2015 and were married wearing "Nightmare Before Christmas"-themed costumes. Two different couples were married in Room 24 on the second day of the Tampa Bay Comic Con 2016. ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times
  3. Baker releases endorsement of 40 Midtown pastors

    Blogs

    Rick Baker announced Thursday that he has the support of 40 Midtown pastors and religious leaders, evidence he says of his "overwhelming support" in a crucial part of the city.

  4. A Taste of Tampa Bay: Noble Crust in St. Petersburg

    Food & Dining

    Noble Crust opened on north 4th Street in St. Petersburg, an area light on ambitious restaurants, in 2015. Chef Rob Reinsmith and his team are serving up a blend of southern cuisine and Italian-style cooking, including the restaurant's signature fried chicken. The Noble Crust brand recently expanded beyond its St. …

    Pizza at Noble Crust. [Photo by MONICA HERNDON | TIMES]
  5. HomeTeam 100: Players 11-20

    Footballpreps

     Rising senior DE/TE Judge Culpepper (right) tackles OL Bryce Love during practice at Plant High School in Tampa, on Tuesday May 2, 2017.