Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Driver dead in crash on State Road 54 in Pasco

A Dade City man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle on State Road 54 Tuesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said the man, 33, was traveling west near the intersection with Foster Lane just before 9:45 p.m. when he attempted a left turn and lost control of his car.

The car rotated through the eastbound traffic lanes and the driver tried to regain control by turning right, sending him into a ditch, Gaskins said. The driver hit a concrete culvert and a stop sign and then went airborne until the car's roof hit a tree.

The car came to a rest in front of a home to the south of State Road 54. A pedestrian was struck in the back by falling debris and suffered minor injuries. The driver was transported to Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, where he died later, Gaskins said.

His name was not released pending notification of his family.

Driver dead in crash on State Road 54 in Pasco 11/13/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Nicked-up Lightning vs. Penguins tonight

    Blogs

     

  2. Trump to allow the release of JFK assassination records

    Politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left.  President Donald Trump, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017,  says he plans to release thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File) NY107
  3. Romano: C'mon Rick Baker, tell us how you really feel about Trump

    Local Government

    A brief timeline of presidential politics in St. Petersburg:

    Rick Baker, center,  waves to drivers while holding a sign that reads "Thank You" along with his family and supporters.
  4. In St. Petersburg mayor's race, Rick vs. Rick is also Rays vs. Rowdies

    Local

    ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe before the NFL's national anthem uproar you assumed professional sports were apolitical endeavors. You'd be dead wrong in the case of St. Petersburg's mayoral race.

    Rep. Janet Cruz D-Tampa, left, Rafaela Amador, Tampa Bay Rays Senior Director of Public Relations, center, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman talk with reporters during a press conference at Signature Flight Support in Tampa after returning from Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 11. (WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times)
  5. What we've learned from the Bucs' and Bills' playoff droughts

    Bucs

    Is it possible for the Buccaneers and Bills to be any farther off the NFL's radar? You get the feeling schedule-makers didn't think twice about putting this one down for 1 p.m. Sunday — the let's-hope-no-one-notices time slot.

    [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]