Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spring Hill man dies after hitting gas pump

SHADY HILLS

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

Spring Hill man dies after hitting gas pump 03/05/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 5, 2009 7:54pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Remember that ffamous Fred McGriiff TV commerical? He's back, in a parody

    Blogs

    If you've ever seen Fred McGriff's TV commerical for Tom Emanski's Defensive Drills video it will always be fresh in your mind, with the deadpan delivery and famously ill-fitting cap.

  2. Fennelly: Is Charlie Strong the anti-Freeze?

    College

    The Hugh Sleaze era at Ole Mess is over.

    Hugh Freeze resigned as head football coach Thursday to avoid being fired by Mississippi school officials. For those of you who had NCAA violations and investigations in the pool, you were wrong. Nor was it the defamation lawsuit filed against the school by former Rebels …

    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze pauses during a timeout in the team's NCAA college football game against Florida State in Orlando, Fla. Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure. The school confirmed Freeze's resignation in a release Thursday night. Assistant Matt Luke has been named the interim coach. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) NY176
  3. Editorial: Just another crazy week for Florida government

    Editorials

    This is your state government at work this week:

  4. What to watch this weekend: 'Ozark,' 'Insecure,' 'Midnight, Texas'

    Blogs

    This side of Hell: Midnight, Texas

    Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae in Insecure.
  5. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 17: Think 11 miles of nothing but straight trail and open, flat fields sounds easy? Think again.

    Travel

    Day 17: Villarmentero de Campos to Lédigos: 33.5 km, 10.25 hours. Total for Days 1-17 = 394 km (245 miles)