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Fatal accident closes portion of Tarpon Springs Road in Odessa


Largo woman killed in crash; two seriously injured

A Largo woman died and two other people were seriously injured after a head-on collision on Tarpon Springs Road Friday.

At 2:26 p.m., Roberta L. Fournier, 52, of Largo was heading east in a 2007 Hyundai Elantra and veered into the path of a Toyota 4Runner, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said Fournier died at the scene. The 4Runner driver, Clara H. Lawhead, 59, of Odessa, was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in serious condition. A passenger in the 4Runner, Lawrence P. Clement, 64, of Palm Harbor, was taken to the hospital by ambulance in serious condition, deputies said. Traffic was detoured off Tarpon Springs Road between Gunn Highway and Wayne Road as detectives investigated.


Shots fired near stadium disrupt high school game

A wild scene erupted during the football game between Lakewood and Gibbs high schools Friday night when shots were fired from a car as it passed by the stadium, which was evacuated.

The opening night of varsity football was marred about 10:25 p.m. when witnesses said Lakewood football players, cheerleaders, coaches and referees all hit the ground as several gunshots rang out.

Then the sold-out crowd of about 1,500 started scrambling out of their seats, laying down on the bleachers or running.

No one was hurt. There were five minutes left in the game with Lakewood leading 32-12. But Lakewood principal Robert Vicari ordered the game ended, and both teams moved inside the school.

Fatal accident closes portion of Tarpon Springs Road in Odessa 09/03/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 4, 2010 12:07am]
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