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Clearwater chiropractor dies after three-car accident

CLEARWATER — An 81-year-old Clearwater man died Monday morning after a three-car pile-up on Whitney Road just east of 62nd Street.

Brower B. Yerger Jr. suffered from an unspecified medical emergency that caused him to lose control of his four-door Nissan and cross a lane divider into westbound traffic around 7:45 a.m, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Yerger, a chiropractor, was on his way to work when he collided head-on with a Dodge minivan driven by 55-year-old Patricia Smith Derringer of Clearwater.

Seconds later, 69-year-old Port Richey resident John Semancik crashed his Toyota Solara into the front of Derringer's van.

Yerger died at Largo Medical Center, according to the Highway Patrol. Derringer and Semancik sustained minor injuries.

Danielle Paquette can be reached at or (727) 445-4224.

Clearwater chiropractor dies after three-car accident 10/15/12 [Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012 5:57pm]
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