Thursday, December 14, 2017
Public safety

Pasco: Days after father's death, son injured in car wreck

NEW PORT RICHEY — On Friday, his father was found murdered in the middle of a road in Holiday. On Tuesday, Eric Cornell Crenshaw, 22, was in a head-on car crash, after which, deputies say, they found cocaine on him.

Crenshaw was driving a tan Dodge Caliber north on Alt. U.S. 19, just north of Holiday Lake Drive, when he swerved across the center lane, sideswiped a Chrysler Sebring and slammed head-on into a Lexus, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Crenshaw and Natalya Musallam, 26-year-old the driver of the Lexus, were both injured, the report says. Also in the Lexus was Amira Musallam, a 2-year-old girl. The report says she received possible injuries.

Pasco sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene and found Crenshaw with a bottle holding 14.6 grams of cocaine, a report states. He was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point where, a report states, deputies found another bottle in his pants pocket filled with 3.9 grams of cocaine.

He was cited in the crash for failing to stay in his lane and for driving without a license, which he has done habitually, according to authorities. Crenshaw, of 4348 Plaza Drive in Holiday, was also arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He was released Wednesday after posting $10,000 bail.

Law enforcement records show both father and son have been arrested several times on drug-related charges between Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Crenshaw's father, of the same name, was found dead Friday night after deputies were called to the 1700 block of Baillies Bluff Road just before 10 p.m. He was 39. Deputies said he had been murdered. They have not released any more details in the case.

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