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Woman, 57, dies in single-car accident near St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport

LARGO — Brenda Hankin remembers her sister as a voracious reader with a generous spirit.

When Hankin, a teacher, needed books to help improve her high school students' reading level, her sister did not hold back. Ginger Lee Price donated more than 200 books to her sister's class, knowing the gesture would help the students and hopefully, inspire them.

"She wanted those kids to know reading was important," Hankin said. "It was kind of a pay it forward."

Price, 57, died Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident near St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Her sister said she was likely on her way to her job at Progress Energy.

Price was taken by ambulance to Largo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Price was westbound on Roosevelt Boulevard in a 2007 Chrysler sedan just before 9 a.m. when she lost control of the car, which spun and hit a 2-foot-thick signpost, said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins.

By 10 a.m., troopers were at the scene taking measurements as the white car, with massive damage, sat in a ditch near the airport entrance at Roosevelt and Terminal boulevards.

Times news researcher Carolyn Edds contributed to this report.

Woman, 57, dies in single-car accident near St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport 03/25/11 [Last modified: Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:55am]
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