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Tarpon Springs man dies in St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG -- A 69-year-old Tarpon Springs man died in a traffic accident late Friday.

James Fenlon Peterson, of 1402 Kimberly Lane, was driving west in the 3300 block of Fifth Avenue S in St. Petersburg when he apparently suffered some type of medical emergency and accelerated, police said.

The front of his 2002 Acura struck the right rear of a 2002 Ford Windstar that was ahead of him.

After the collision, Peterson's car went off the north side of the road, struck a water meter, then drifted back across Fifth Avenue and over the south curb. The car then struck concrete posts and a pair of water meters, and crossed a parking lot before stopping in the northbound lanes of 34th Street South.

No charges have been filed in the case. The driver of the Ford and a passenger in that vehicle were not hurt.

Tarpon Springs man dies in St. Petersburg crash 08/14/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 14, 2010 10:36am]
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