Make us your home page

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


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.


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

  1. Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans


    What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ...

  2. What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking on that comically bad dive?


    What could Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. been thinking in the seventh inning Friday when he dove for a ball and came up yards short?

    Actually, he insisted after all the laughing, teasing and standing ovation from the Twins fans was done, it was a matter of self-preservation.

  3. Judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo


    McLEAN, Va. — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

    A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper shooter Lee Boyd Malvo. [Associated Press, 2004]
  4. Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser, dies


    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, participates in Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 5, 2009, in Washington, D.C. [Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images]
  5. USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win


    CLEARWATER — Roughly 16 hours after a ninth-inning collapse against East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference's double-elimination baseball tournament, USF returned to Spectrum Field presumably set for a reboot.

    It simply got booted instead.

    ’NOLES win: Tyler Holton gets a hug from Drew Carlton after his strong eight innings help Florida State beat Louisville.