Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Troopers arrest Ruskin driver they say killed two on motorcycle last summer

TAMPA — A driver accused of turning in front of a motorcycle and killing both people aboard it last summer was arrested Tuesday after a lengthy investigation.

Susanne Marie Meyers, 52, of Ruskin was taken into custody in Largo and faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

She is accused of turning her Buick Park Avenue into the path of a Big Dog chopper the night of July 1 on U.S. 41. The bike's driver. Thomas Steven Colson, 62, and passenger, Galilee Wells Howard, 69, both of Tampa, had just left a motorcycle club gathering.

Troopers said Meyers fled the scene, but was later found when her husband called authorities.

The patrol said it had conducted tests to affirm Meyers as the driver. She was arrested at a mobile home park and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

Troopers arrest Ruskin driver they say killed two on motorcycle last summer 03/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

    Bucs

    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also peering …

    Santonio Holmes hauls in the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers' 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals in 2009, the last time Tampa hosted a Super Bowl. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  2. Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, Alex Cobb was to blame for the Rays' 4-0 loss on Tuesday.

    Derek Norris strikes out with the bases loaded as the Rays blow a golden opportunity in the seventh inning.
  3. Analysis: Manchester attack was exactly what many had long feared

    World

    LONDON — For Britain's security agencies, London always seemed like the likely target. For years, the capital of 8 million with hundreds of thousands of weekly tourists and dozens of transit hubs had prepared for and feared a major terror attack.

  4. Dade City man dies after crashing into county bus, troopers say

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — A 38-year-old man died Tuesday after colliding into the rear of a county bus on U.S. 301, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  5. Suspicious device at Pinellas Park home was a spent artillery round, police say

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — Bomb squad investigators determined that a "suspicious device" found at a Pinellas Park home Tuesday afternoon was a spent artillery round, police said.