Authorities on Monday identified the victim of a fatal car accident early Saturday as 15-year-old Holly Robbins of Clearwater. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Robbins was a front-seat passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet driven by Leah Nicole Slagle, 18, of Dade City. About 2:50 a.m., Slagle was eastbound on Wire Road when she drove onto the shoulder near U.S. 301. When Slagle tried to steer back onto the road, she overcorrected and drove into a ditch before hitting a tree, according to a preliminary crash report. Robbins, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Slagle, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa in critical condition. A hospital spokesman said there was no information available on Slagle's condition.
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Man accused of attack with car
A 25-year-old Clearwater man was arrested Sunday night when police say he crashed his car into his sister's apartment because she would not lend him her cell phone. According to Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts, Keith J. Crowell of 1550 Turner St. was at his sister's home on Drew Street and asked to borrow her cell phone. The sister was using the phone and told him to wait until she was finished. Crowell grew angry, jumped into his car and rammed it into the wall of the apartment, Watts said. Then, his sister tried to call police but he attacked her, attempting to take away the phone, the arrest report said. He twisted her arm behind her back and hit her several times, leaving a visible injury on her body, but she did not let go of the cell phone. Crowell was charged with domestic battery and tampering with a witness. He has a battery conviction from 2008. On Monday, Crowell was being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail.
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New Port Richey
Toilet lid, revolver wielded in fight
A family argument turned violent Saturday when a woman took a ceramic toilet lid and swung it at her cousin's head, police said. After she missed, Angelic Innamorato, 28, pointed a black revolver at him and stole his wallet, a New Port Richey police report states. She fled around 7:30 a.m. from his room at the River Side Inn. Innamorato told officers who responded to her Ridge Crest Drive home that she had indeed picked up the toilet lid, but only to look for her keys. She was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, petty theft and criminal mischief.