Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Four teens in pickup bed seriously injured in Palm Harbor crash

PALM HARBOR — Four teenagers riding in the back of a pickup were seriously hurt Thursday night when the truck collided with an SUV, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Alt. U.S. 19 and Crystal Beach Avenue. A Ford F-150, driven by 17-year-old Vincent Michael Iacono, was eastbound on Crystal Beach Avenue with four teenagers in the bed of the pickup.

According to the FHP, Iacono pulled into the path of a southbound Toyota RAV4 driven by Beyda Luz Torres, 41. Three of the four teenagers riding in the back of the pickup were ejected by the impact. Kaycie Leigh Adams, 17, of Safety Harbor, Adam Carswell Short, 17, of Palm Harbor, and Justina Marie Grubba, 17, of Safety Harbor, were taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with serious injuries.

Kyle Christopher Olsen, 17, of Crystal Beach, was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries.

Iacono was cited for failing to yield to an oncoming vehicle and for traveling with passengers who weren't wearing seat belts. He and the other driver were not hurt.

An investigation continued Friday.

Four teens in pickup bed seriously injured in Palm Harbor crash 11/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 1, 2013 4:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays DFA Danny Farquhar to make room for Brad Boxberger


    The Rays continued shuffling their bullpen, dumping RHP Danny Farquhar after Wednesday's game to make room for RHP Brad Boxberger to be activated off the DL.

    Farquhar, who worked an inning in Wednesday's 6-2 loss, had a 2-2, 4.11 record for 37 appearances, working primarily in lower leverage situations. In …

  2. USF to face Indiana in men's basketball next season


    The USF men's basketball team will get an early test from a Big Ten powerhouse next season.

  3. Rays employee helps save suicidal woman near Pirates stadium


    A Rays front-office employee joined umpire John Tumpane in saving a woman threatening to jump from a bridge near PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

    Multimedia production manager Mike Weinman, 32, was walking across the Roberto Clemente Bridge with Rays broadcasting director Larry McCabe when he …

  4. Blake Snell struggles in return as Rays fall to Pirates

    The Heater


    Blake Snell talked a good game ahead of his return to the Rays rotation Wednesday night, but he didn't pitch one.

    The Pirates’ David Freese scores on a Blake Snell wild pitch during the first inning against the Rays.
  5. College World Series title puts Florida Gators in elite company


    The Florida Gators put themselves in rare company with Tuesday night's College World Series national championship victory.

    Florida ace and Tampa native Alex Faedo (21) lets loose with his teammates after they win the Gators’ first baseball national title.