Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

2 die, 1 hurt in crash with truck in Pasco

A black Ford Mustang sits demolished behind a dump truck after the fatal rush-hour crash Monday on Shady Hills Road in Pasco.

BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

A black Ford Mustang sits demolished behind a dump truck after the fatal rush-hour crash Monday on Shady Hills Road in Pasco.

SHADY HILLS — Two people died when a dump truck struck their car on Shady Hills Road during a rainy rush hour Monday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver of the dump truck received minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, FHP spokesman Steve Gaskins said.

Gaskins said Monday evening he did not yet know the identities of the victims or how the crash happened.

The collision occurred just after 4:30 p.m. on Shady Hills Road, about 2 miles north of State Road 52. The route sees frequent truck traffic from haulers going to the county's garbage incinerator and other industrial sites.

Traffic slowed to a crawl along the two-lane road as paramedics worked and troopers investigated. A storm pelted the scene with steady rain.

The dump truck, with the logo Cement Products of Hudson, sat on the shoulder of the road with its hood torn off. The cab of the truck was not damaged.

Nearby, a black Ford Mustang was upside down and nearly sheared in two. A yellow sheet lay across the side of the car.

The traffic tieup grew worse as rush hour wore on. Deputies had to funnel north- and southbound cars alternately through a single lane.

Molly Moorhead can be reached at moorhead@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6425.

2 die, 1 hurt in crash with truck in Pasco 07/07/08 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:29pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

    Bucs

    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also peering …

    Santonio Holmes hauls in the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers' 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals in 2009, the last time Tampa hosted a Super Bowl. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  2. Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, Alex Cobb was to blame for the Rays' 4-0 loss on Tuesday.

    Derek Norris strikes out with the bases loaded as the Rays blow a golden opportunity in the seventh inning.
  3. Analysis: Manchester attack was exactly what many had long feared

    World

    LONDON — For Britain's security agencies, London always seemed like the likely target. For years, the capital of 8 million with hundreds of thousands of weekly tourists and dozens of transit hubs had prepared for and feared a major terror attack.

  4. Dade City man dies after crashing into county bus, troopers say

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — A 38-year-old man died Tuesday after colliding into the rear of a county bus on U.S. 301, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  5. Suspicious device at Pinellas Park home was a spent artillery round, police say

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — Bomb squad investigators determined that a "suspicious device" found at a Pinellas Park home Tuesday afternoon was a spent artillery round, police said.