Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Zephyrhills woman in critical condition after head-on crash


Two drivers injured in head-on collision

A Thursday crash in Pasco County has left a 67-year-old woman in critical condition.

Around 7 p.m., 16-year-old Jonathan Edward Kubiak was driving west on Pretty Pond Road as Sharon Kleist Zacharias was traveling east, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Kubiak swerved left in his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, veering into the eastbound lanes, and smashed into the front of Zacharias' 1987 Mitsubishi pickup, troopers said.

Kubiak and Zacharias, both of Zephyrhills, were taken to area hospitals: Kubiak to Florida Hospital with minor injuries and Zacharias to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa by helicopter for critical injuries.

Troopers said Kubiak, who has a learner's permit but was driving alone, was cited for failure to stay in his designated lane and violation of his permit.


Crash victim still in critical condition

Police have identified a 39‑year-old man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday.

Michael Eugene Ray of Holiday lost control of his bike and was thrown off about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Largo police said. Ray, who was not wearing a helmet, was heading southbound on U.S. 19, north of East Bay Drive. He was flown to a hospital with serious injuries and was still in critical condition Friday, police said.

Results of routine blood work are not back yet and no charges have been filed, police said.

Zephyrhills woman in critical condition after head-on crash 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 8:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. For starters: Souza returns to lineup



  2. Actor John Heard dies at age 72


    John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

  3. Linkin Park cancel tour, including Tampa concert, after death of singer Chester Bennington


    This news is not a surprise, but it is now official: Linkin Park has canceled their upcoming North American tour following this week's death of singer Chester Bennington.

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
  4. Nurse backs Kriseman in St. Pete mayor's race


    Council member Karl Nurse has endorsed Mayor Rick Kriseman.

    St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman, left, is seen with Karl Nurse in the combination of two images.
  5. Spring Hill woman, 24, dies when car hits tree in Pasco County


    LAND O' LAKES — A 24-year-old woman died early Saturday morning after her Hyundai Elantra hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.