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Palm Harbor father killed, son injured in Sunshine Skyway accident

ST. PETERSBURG — A Palm Harbor man was killed and his 12-year-old son was critically injured after a tire blew out and their minivan overturned on the Sunshine Skyway bridge Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Shane K. Chancy, 37, was going north in a 1997 Mercury minivan on the outside lane of the bridge when he lost control of the vehicle, troopers said. The minivan veered to the outside shoulder, the Highway Patrol said, Chancy steered to the left and traveled across the roadway.

The minivan collided with the median guardrail near the 13.5 milepost of Interstate 275. The vehicle overturned and Chancy was ejected, troopers said.

Chancy was pronounced dead at the scene. His son, Seth Tyler Chancy, suffered serious injuries and was taken to All Children's Hospital, troopers said.

The crash is under investigation.

Palm Harbor father killed, son injured in Sunshine Skyway accident 08/06/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 6, 2011 11:36pm]

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