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Wrong-way bicyclist dies in nighttime crash in Largo

Largo

Wrong-way bicyclist dies in nighttime crash

A bicyclist was killed Saturday night in Largo. Police have not identified the man because they are still trying to reach his next of kin. According to police Sgt. Andy Hill, the bicyclist was traveling west in the eastbound curb lane of Roosevelt Boulevard just west of 58th Street. He had no lights on his bike and was not wearing a helmet. The bicyclist was struck by a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Brian Burr, 30, of St. Petersburg. The investigation is ongoing. Hill said the main concern, at this point, was why the bicyclist was going the wrong direction without proper lighting.

Police seek vehicle that hit pedestrian

Police are looking for a blue or black sport utility vehicle or pickup, possibly with silver trim, that hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday night on Walsingham Road just west of Indian Rocks Road in Largo. The vehicle has heavy front-end damage. Largo police are asking that anyone with information call (727) 587-6730.

Countywide

Lands amendment topic of hearing

The County Commission meeting at 9:30 a.m. today includes a public hearing on whether to amend the county's charter so that voter approval is required before the county can sell, lease or license environmental lands. If commissioners agree, voters would consider the amendment during the general election Nov. 4. The meeting will be held in the commission fifth floor assembly room, Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Clearwater..

TARPON SPRINGS

Meres Crossing, vacancy on agenda

City commissioners will consider zoning amendments for Meres Crossing, a proposed 16.6-acre mixed-use development north of Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, at 6:30 tonight at City Hall, 324 E Pine St. The board is also scheduled to make a decision regarding the vacant city manager position. Options include hiring an executive search firm to help find candidates, having city staff conduct the search or postponing the search altogether. Police Chief Mark LeCouris has been the interim city manager since the resignation of Ellen Posivach in early May.

Pinellas deaths

Eichhof, Raymond

Esposito, Rose

Everhart, John Edward

Gardner, Roger T.

Lundquist, Edward C.

Miller, Janis

Nielsen, Poul

Smith, Martha Williams

Szazynski, Timothy "Tiger"

Wible, Phyllis J.

Zinn, Mary T.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Wrong-way bicyclist dies in nighttime crash in Largo 08/04/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 7:15pm]
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