Driver dies after losing control of car, hitting gas pump
A 41-year-old man lost control of his car Wednesday afternoon and crashed into a gas station pump, reports the Florida Highway Patrol.
Robert G. Jenkins of Spring Hill died at the scene. He was traveling south on Shady Hills Road, approaching Little Ranch Road, when he lost control of his 1988 Chevrolet Blazer, swerving off the road and into a Marathon gas station, the FHP said.
The right front and side of the Blazer hit a gas pump, causing a small fuel leak. The pumps were quickly shut off, and Pasco Fire Rescue responded to the scene to make sure the area was safe.
The FHP said Jenkins likely died from injuries suffered from the crash and not from something that happened before driving into the gas station. Toxicology tests are being done. Jenkins was not wearing a seat belt.
The FHP asks any witnesses to the accident to call (813) 631-4020. The crash remains under investigation.
Times Staff Writer