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Tampa woman dies in accident on Interstate 4

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Tampa woman dies in accident on Interstate 4

A woman died early Sunday after a truck rear-ended the car she was riding in, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Wayde Clayton Davis, 52, of Lutz was driving a Dodge Ram west on Interstate 4 near Seffner about 3:30 a.m. when he hit the PT Cruiser driven by Abeer Abbas A. Afshi, the patrol said. Afshi's passenger, Mai Amer D. Alahmadi, 27, of Tampa, was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where she died. Afshi, 31, of Tampa and another passenger were not injured.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man arrested after golf club attack

A man was arrested Sunday after smashing a home's front door with a golf club, then swinging it at a resident, police said. Cody Ryan Sapien, 22, of New Port Richey went into the garage of a home on James Street around 4:20 p.m. and grabbed a club. He smashed glass on the front door with it, yelling, "I'm stealing your car," police said. That prompted a man at the house to call for his family to get his gun. Sapien swung the club at the resident, police said, but whiffed and began running away. An officer arrived and ordered Sapien to the ground. The victim helped an officer restrain him. Sapien faces charges of armed burglary, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

WIMAUMA

Van overturns, killing passenger

A passenger in a van died Saturday night after the vehicle flipped on State Road 674, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Mario Martinez-Martinez of Wimauma lost control of the 1999 Chevy Astro about 5:20 p.m., the patrol said. The van overturned and all three passengers were ejected. One, whose name was not released, was taken to South Bay Hospital and later died. Another, Manuel Mendoza, 29, of Wimauma was taken to Tampa General with serious injuries. The driver was found and taken to Tampa General with serious injuries. He was charged with not having a valid driver's license.

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Academia Hernando Winter 2011 Lecture Series: Concert, 10 a.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $8. (352) 597-0158.

PASCO COUNTY

Ed Salmon's String Band: 4-8:30 p.m., Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. The cost is $3, which includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee. (727) 863-2520.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

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

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

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