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Tarpon Springs motorcyclist charged in Holiday pedestrian's death


Tarpon man charged in fatal June crash

A Tarpon Springs man has been arrested in connection with a June crash that killed a man walking in a Holiday neighborhood.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Joshua H. Cross, then 20, was speeding down Louis Avenue on his Suzuki motorcycle, passing slower vehicles, when he collided with a 1990 Toyota turning onto Lucas Street.

The impact flipped the motorcycle several times, sending it toward the north shoulder. That's where it hit Richard K. Dickens, 53, who was walking along the street. Dickens died at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs.

Cross, who suffered serious injuries in the June 14 crash, has since recovered. The driver of the Toyota, Luz M. Quiles, 73, of Holiday, suffered minor injuries.

Cross was arrested late Tuesday on a charge of vehicular homicide. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail after posting $10,000 bail.

Times staff

Tarpon Springs motorcyclist charged in Holiday pedestrian's death 03/09/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:39pm]
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