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Two injured in one-car accident


Two are hurt when car flips, hits guardrail

The 38-year-old driver of a 1998 Ford and the vehicle's 10-year-old passenger were seriously injured in a traffic accident Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Nicole Chidester was southbound, driving the Ford on State Road 589 south of Gunn Highway about 6:40 p.m. when she lost control while driving through a curve. The vehicle veered into the median before it overturned and struck a guardrail. The vehicle was on its roof when emergency officials arrived. Chidester and passenger Alexis Kerchner, both of Land O'Lakes, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. FHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said both were in stable condition Monday afternoon.

County moves recycling container

One of Pasco's most well-used recycling dropoff containers, at the county animal shelter, has moved 3 miles north. The dropoff site for recyclables is now at the Senior Services Center at 6801 Wisteria Loop in Land O'Lakes. Newspapers may be dropped at Land O'Lakes Recycling at 5710 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Jennifer Seney, the county's recycling coordinator, said in a news release that the container needed to be moved because of construction at the animal shelter. Pasco has seven dropoff sites throughout the county for No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs; aluminum and metal cans; clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars; and newspapers. For information call the county's recycling office at (813) 996-7341 and ask for extension 8041.


Deadly accident being investigated

Florida Highway Patrol troopers continue their investigation into what caused a two-car, multi-impact crash on Interstate 75 that killed a St. Petersburg man Sunday. According to an FHP news release, both vehicles, a 2007 Chevrolet pickup and a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro, were southbound on Interstate 75 about a mile south of County Road 41 when the cars changed lanes at the same time. As the vehicles moved from the outside lane into the inside, the pickup struck the right side of the Camaro, sending the sports car out of control and off the road, where it struck a guard rail, rotated and spun back into the highway lanes. Back on the highway, the pickup struck the Camaro again, this time sending the car into the grass median. The driver of the Camaro, 73-year-old Arthur Gilbert of St. Petersburg, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and later pronounced dead. It is unclear whether the driver and passenger in the pickup, Arnold L. Parker, 65, and Shelley M. Parker, 64, both of Belleview, were injured.


The Pasco Sheriff's Office collected 64 weapons in a buyback program Saturday. In a story about the program, officials erroneously said the number was 74.

Pasco deaths

Body, Michael F.

Comeau, Gary Jr.

Futch, Henry F.

Kahrl, Donna E.

Nichols, Carol T.

Podunavac, Miako

Ullmayer, Frank H. Jr.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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Two injured in one-car accident 06/30/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:59pm]
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