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Spring Hill motorcyclist killed in collision with car

SPRING HILL

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car

A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday night when a driver turned into his path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Justin Charles Mahaney of Hernando Beach was driving a Kawasaki east on Northcliffe Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. A Nissan going west on Northcliffe, driven by James A. Chisholm, 30, of Spring Hill, made a left turn in front of the oncoming cycle at the intersection with Geranium Avenue, the patrol said. Mahaney laid the cycle down in an attempt to avoid a crash, but struck the car nonetheless. Troopers said the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. A passenger in the Nissan, Cynthia R. Chisholm, 26, also of Spring Hill, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Pasco Regional Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation.

BROOKSVILLE

Police identify fatality in hit-run

Police have identified the female pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday morning and say they are searching for a pickup truck. Trina Marie Harvey, 27, was hit at Cortez Boulevard and Horse Lake Road at 5:11 a.m. She was found in the Cortez median and pronounced dead at the scene. Based on evidence from the crash, police believe Harvey was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado from the 2007 to 2012 model years. The front left of the truck, the hood and windshield may have been damaged. Brooksville police ask anyone with information to call the department at (352) 540-3800.

SARASOTA

Wisconsin pilot dies in crash

The pilot who died after his small plane crashed near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has been identified. Authorities say John Ardoyno, 70, of Hayward, Wis., was killed in Saturday's crash. His passenger, William Jackson, 63, of Ann Arbor, Mich., was badly burned. Sarasota County fire spokeswoman Capt. Susan Pearson says the seaplane crashed as Ardoyno tried to take off from the airport. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

FORT LAUDERDALE

One hurt as pickup hits charter bus

One person was taken to the hospital after a pickup and a charter bus collided at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Airport spokesman Greg Meyer says the two vehicles grazed each other Sunday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital. A Broward Sheriff's Office statement said a rescue team had to remove the driver from the truck. He was conscious and alert when taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Authorities said the driver of the charter bus wasn't injured. He was the only person on board. No other injuries have been reported. The crash remains under investigation.

MIAMI

Wife killed when boat strikes piling

Authorities said a woman died after the boat she was riding in crashed into a concrete piling in Miami. Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said the boat the woman's husband was driving ran into a piling underneath the MacArthur Causeway bridge late Saturday. No identities were provided.

Times staff and wires

Spring Hill motorcyclist killed in collision with car 01/13/13 [Last modified: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:53pm]
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