Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

One dead, two seriously injured after blowout on I-75 in Pasco

SAN ANTONIO — A motor home had a blowout Monday night on Interstate 75, causing a collision that killed one man and seriously injured two women.

Richard Forbis, 53, of Naples was driving his family in a motor home about 5:15 p.m. when the vehicle's right front tire blew out, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The motor home veered into the outside northbound lane, hitting a vehicle being towed by a 2004 Jeep Liberty.

The impact forced the Jeep off the road and it hit a tree on its right side before hitting another tree head-on, FHP said. Passenger Larry Gordon, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the left rear window and sustained serious injuries. Gordon, 27, of Fruitland Park, died overnight at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Two other passengers in the Jeep, Tisha Bryant of Fruitland Park and Jenna Gentry of Lady Lake, both 27, were taken to Pasco Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Jeep driver Lauren Gellon, 23, of Lady Lake, received minor injuries.

The occupants of the motor home, including Sandra Forbis, 50, and five children, were not injured.

FHP is still investigating to determine whether charges will be filed.

One dead, two seriously injured after blowout on I-75 in Pasco 06/21/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:29pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

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

    Blogs

    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

    College

    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

    Blogs

    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

    PITTSBURGH

    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

    College

    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.