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Woman killed in Pasco County traffic accident


Woman killed, man injured in crash

A midafternoon car crash Friday killed an 86-year-old woman and injured a man traveling with a 1-year-old.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Muriel Sinville Vitale of Port Richey was driving her 2000 Chevrolet Prizm north on Little Road just before 3 p.m. She turned left at Grove Road into the path of Joshua Michael Brown's southbound 2003 Ford F-150.

The collision spun the Prizm into a utility pole on the side of the road. Vitale died at the scene, and no charges have been filed pending an investigation.

Brown, 24, of Port Richey was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hospital with minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt during the accident, according to the report. Emma Brown, 1, who was the passenger in the F-150, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash.


Skier in fatal crash is from Temple Terrace

The Florida man who was killed in a ski accident at Breckenridge, Colo., has been identified as Michael Crim, 41, of Temple Terrace. Investigators say he missed a turn on an intermediate trail and hit a tree Thursday.

Times staff and wires

Woman killed in Pasco County traffic accident 12/25/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 25, 2009 10:47pm]
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