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Two motorcyclists injured in fatal crash identified

TARPON SPRINGS

Motorcyclists injured in fatal crash identified

Police on Thursday identified two motorcyclists who were injured in an accident that killed a man late Tuesday night. Robert Moore, 38, and Nicole Moore, 41, both of Holiday, were airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after the accident that happened around 11:15 p.m. on U.S. 19 near Tookes Road. On Thursday evening, Robert Moore was in serious condition and Nicole Moore was listed as stable, according to a hospital spokesman. James Perrini, 68, of New Port Richey died at the scene. Richard Warth, 50, of Dunedin suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. According to Tarpon Springs police, the four motorcyclists were riding northbound together on U.S. 19 when Perrini hit the back of Warth's 2004 Harley-Davidson, which caused the Moores to lose control. They were ejected from their motorcycle. None of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets. Friends of Perrini's said the group was returning to Pasco County from a birthday celebration for a friend in Palm Harbor. An investigation is ongoing. Police said alcohol may have been a factor.

CLEARWATER

Plane crash report was a false alarm

Rescue crews responded to a report of a plane crash in Clearwater Harbor on Thursday morning, but the call was a false alarm. Clearwater Assistant Fire Chief Scott Magness said a well-intentioned driver had reported a plane dipping toward the water. Marine crews scoured the harbor looking for signs of a crash, but abandoned the search after finding nothing. Magness said there was just a single call around 10:15 a.m. Leroy Tillman, who was fishing with his buddies, said none of them saw or heard anything that resembled a plane crash. "Me and these guys have been here since 7:30 in the morning," Tillman said. "If we had seen it, we'd have called."

DUNEDIN

Class teaches boating skills

Register now for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin's Boating Skills and Seamanship Class. It will be held in six sessions on March 21, 23, 28, 30, April 2 and April 4. Classes will be held at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at the Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., Dunedin. Cost: $50, which includes materials. For more information and to register, call (727) 736-1191 or visit: www.dunedin-coastguardaux.com

PALM HARBOR

Register for summer camps

The Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for summer camps. This year's offerings will include conditioning, soccer, fishing (dock and boat), lacrosse, baseball, softball, pottery, gymnastics, cheerleading, tennis, reading and math, volleyball, kayaking, archery, hockey, science, basketball, and arts and crafts. A complete listing of camps, including dates, times, locations and fees, is available at www.phrec.org. For more information, call (727) 771-6000.

Correction

Mara S. Shuman was the girlfriend of Michael Schriebman. Both were killed in a shooting incident in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday. An item in Thursday's In the Know column misstated Shuman's relationship to those involved in the incident.

Two motorcyclists injured in fatal crash identified 03/17/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:41pm]
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