Two seriously hurt in three-car crash on sr 52
A 19-year-old driver hit two cars Tuesday afternoon after crossing the center line of State Road 52 into oncoming traffic, seriously injuring two people and shutting down part of the road for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Sammie Re Shard Person of Spring Hill was driving east on SR 52, just west of Ehren Cutoff, about 4:30 p.m. when he crossed into the westbound lane "for unknown reasons," FHP said. His Chrysler Sebring collided with a GMC Savana driven by James Micheal Reich, 59, of New Port Richey. Reich's van overturned several times, and he was airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with serious injuries, FHP said. Person's car continued eastbound and collided with a Honda Civic driven by Christi Lynn Bartke, 47, of New Port Richey. She also suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, FHP said. Person, who suffered minor injuries, was cited for failure to drive within a single lane.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Getting sleepy ... very sleepy for fundraiser
Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, in a fundraiser to benefit the River Ridge Alumni Wall of Honor and provide scholarships to graduating seniors. Anthony has appeared in various network TV shows with his blend of comedy and hypnotism. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. To purchase tickets or for information, call (727) 534-7696. To see videos of Anthony's performances, visit michaelcanthony.com.
Undead will descend on area coffee shop
Zombies will descend on Pasco County on April 28 during Zombiefest, which starts at 2 p.m. at the Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road. People dressed as the undead will participate in a "ZombieWalk" parade in waves between 4:30 and 5 p.m. from the café to Cinema 6 Movie Theater, 9510 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Events at the theater include a brain eating contest, the Thriller dance, zombie tag and the screening of favorite zombie movies. Tickets are $10 in advance. For information or to order tickets, visit zombiefest.net.
The remaining performances of Doubt: A Parable at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. A review of the play in Wednesday's Pasco Times included an outdated information box that was unclear on which showings remained.