Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Driver dies on U.S. 41 in Land O'Lakes after veering into oncoming traffic

LAND O'LAKES

Man killed after veering into traffic

A 28-year-old man died in a collision Tuesday afternoon after authorities say his car crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. 41.

James Overton Alston IV was driving north on U.S. 41 about 2:50 p.m. when he veered into the southbound lane near McCarthy Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Pamela J. Allen, 32, saw Alston in her path and swerved to try to avoid him, FHP said. But the front driver's side of Alston's 1987 Cadillac hit Allen's Nissan.

Alston, of Lutz, was pronounced dead at the scene. Allen, of Land O'Lakes, was treated for minor injuries at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and the FHP has determined that alcohol was not involved.

The crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to call Trooper J.M. Hollis or Cpl. Kenneth Ratcliff at (727) 841-4181.

DADE CITY

Taxable property values drop $3.9B

Taxable property values in Pasco County dropped by $3.9-billion, a roughly 14.6 percent decrease from the current year, according to the final figures issued Monday by Property Appraiser Mike Wells.

Those figures are in line with preliminary values Wells released in late May.

County commissioners will use these figures as they come up with a budget and millage rate for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. If commissioners were to keep the same millage rate, the loss in property values would translate into a roughly $23-million revenue loss, county budget director Mike Nurrenbrock has said.

With other revenue reductions, the total deficit is about $35.7-million.

Driver dies on U.S. 41 in Land O'Lakes after veering into oncoming traffic 06/30/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Detectives investigating after body found in vacant Tampa lot

    Crime

    TAMPA — Detectives are investigating after a man was found dead Tuesday in a vacant lot in north Tampa.

  2. Rays can't wave white flag

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Buck Showalter and his Baltimore Bladders were back at it against the Rays on Tuesday night at the Trop, where, the whole world knows by now, there is no bathroom in the visitors bullpen. Showalter, who mentioned it after the Orioles won Monday, agreed with us before the game: They ought to have a …

  3. Trump: Transgender people won't be allowed to serve in U.S. military

    Military

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces.

    President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. [Associated Press]
  4. 'Wonder Woman 2' gets a release date

    Blogs

    The sequel to Warner Bros. massive superhero hit Wonder Woman has a release date.

    'Wonder Woman' starring Gal Gadot was a box office smash hit.
  5. Investigator: Clearwater driver part of larger human-smuggling scheme

    Nation

    SAN ANTONIO — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said.

    James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. [Associated Press]