NEW PORT RICHEY
43-day-old baby avoids injury in wreck
Out of the mangled wreckage from an almost head-on crash Sunday night on Decubellis Road, emergency workers extracted a man, two teens and a baby girl.
All were taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with injuries — except one: the 43-day-old baby girl who was strapped in her car seat, unharmed.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Devin Dwayne Pendergrass, 19, and Kendra Elizabeth Vultao, 17, were headed north on Decubellis Road about 8:40 p.m. with their daughter, Kaylee Lynn Pendergrass, in the back seat of the Dodge pickup. As they reached Hillcrest Lane, an FHP report states, a Toyota Corolla driven by Harrison Tyler Cobb, 26, of New Port Richey made a left turn from the southbound lane and into the truck's path. The fronts of both vehicles collided and sent the sedan spinning.
The extent of the injuries to Devin Pendergrass, Vultao and Cobb remains unclear. Pendergrass was charged with driving without a license.
The investigation is continuing.