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Tarpon Springs man, 22, dies in U.S. 19 crash


Man killed in crash with dump truck

A 22-year-old Tarpon Springs man was killed early Thursday when he drove his pickup into the back of a fully loaded dump truck on U.S. 19, authorities said.

The crash occurred just after 2 a.m. on the highway, north of Klosterman Road.

The pickup's driver, Joshua Saunders, was headed north on U.S. 19 when he hit the dump truck, which was also northbound, according to Tarpon Springs police. Saunders died at the scene and was identified by his father, Michael Saunders.

The dump truck was driven by Yusdel Canete, 29, of Tampa. Police are investigating the crash and have filed no charges in the case.

Times staff

Tarpon Springs man, 22, dies in U.S. 19 crash 12/12/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:52pm]
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