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County Line Road crash kills one, another in critical

SPRING HILL — One man was killed and another critically injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle accident on County Line Road.

The collision happened about 9 a.m., when Roosevelt F. Morin pulled out of the driveway of the Dollar Store at 11155 County Line Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

As Morin, 75, began to turn left onto County Line Road, he pulled in front of an eastbound car driven by Daniel A. Giddings, 24, the report said.

The left side of Giddings' 1993 Honda slammed into the right side of Morin's 1996 Mercedes-Benz, sending Morin spinning into the westbound lane.

Then a westbound 1998 Volvo semitrailer truck driven by Craig A. Toland, 49, crashed into Morin's car, the report said.

Morin, of 467 Castille Drive in Spring Hill, died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

The first collision caused the Honda to flip, ejecting Giddings, who was not wearing a seat belt. Giddings of 15654 Lancer Road in Spring Hill was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, where he was listed Monday afternoon in critical condition.

Toland of Brooksville was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries in the crash, the report said.

The investigation was ongoing Monday, and charges were pending, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Times researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this report. Camille C. Spencer can be reached at (813) 909-4609 or

County Line Road crash kills one, another in critical 02/16/09 [Last modified: Monday, February 16, 2009 10:42pm]
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