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PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a crash in Pasco County involving a wrong-way driver claimed the life of a scooter rider, reports WFLA.

The accident happened Thursday evening near the intersection of Pretty Pond Road and Chenken Road.

According to the FHP’s investigation, the driver of a van was going east in the westbound lanes of Pretty Pond Road and crashed nearly head-on into a motorized scooter headed east.


DADE CITY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one of its patrol cars was involved in a fatal accident in Pasco County on Saturday night.

According to a report by WTSP, the incident occurred on U.S. 301 near Desrosier Road in Dade City.

The FHP said a state trooper was driving a patrol car northbound at 9:49 p.m. and struck a woman riding a bicycle near the centerline of the highway. The woman, a 40-year-old Lacoochee resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – An elderly driver was killed in a sport utility vehicle accident in Pasco County Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A report by WFLA stated that the crash happened on Interstate 75 near mile marker 279.  According to the FHP, a 75-year-old Leesburg man was driving an SUV north on the interstate at about 4:50 p.m. when the vehicle went off the roadway, crashed through a fence and struck a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while his passenger, a 73-year-old Leesburg man, was seriously injured.

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PASCO COUNTY, FL – A motorcyclist died following a collision in Pasco County on Thursday afternoon, according to

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the area of Oakmont Boulevard and Anclote Boulevard after the incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

State troopers said an 83-year-old Tarpon Springs man was driving an SUV northbound on Oakmont Avenue and failed to yield at the intersection after a sedan stopped at Anclote Boulevard.  The SUV entered the intersection and went into the path of a westbound motorcycle, causing a collision.  The SUV then rotated and hit the sedan.


PORT RICHEY, FL – A collision in Pasco County Monday morning killed a man riding a motorcycle, Pasco News Online reports.

The accident took place on Ridge Road near Stirling Road in Port Richey.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a 21-year-old Port Richey woman was driving westbound in the outside lanes when she changed lanes.  Her vehicle crashed into a motorcycle and the rider was thrown from the bike.  The car rotated and rolled over.

The motorcyclist, a 20-year-old Port Richey man, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


DADE CITY, FL –  The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred in Pasco County Tuesday night.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the crash happened on Tait Avenue near Lee Avenue in Dade City at about 8:35 p.m.

The FHP said a 42-year-old man was riding a bicycle north across Tait Avenue when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.  The bicyclist, a Dade City resident, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a car and a motorcycle were involved in a deadly collision in Pasco County on Monday morning.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the incident took place at the intersection of Broadmoor Road and Rowan Road at about 11:15 a.m.

The FHP said a 24-year-old New Port Richey man was driving a sedan east on Broadmoor Drive when he turned into the intersection and struck a motorcycle that was going south on Rowan Road.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol has released new details on a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Pasco County last Thursday.

This is an update to a previous story.

According to WTVT, a 7-year-old Odessa girl died on Saturday from injuries sustained in the crash on State Road 54 and Lakepointe Parkway.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – Pasco County Fire Rescue reported it was at the scene of a crash Thursday afternoon that left four people injured.

The incident took place in the area of State Road 54 and Lakepointe Parkway.  The Florida Highway Patrol told WFLA that three drivers had stopped for traffic at that location.  Another driver, age 26, failed to stop and tried to avoid a collision but ended up hitting a stopped vehicle which collided with another vehicle.

The FHP said the 26-year-old kept heading east, hit the passenger side of a third vehicle, steered to the left and hit the tail light of a fourth vehicle.


ZEPHYRHILLS, FL – An accident in Pasco County Wednesday morning left a bicycle rider dead, according to a report by WFLA.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident occurred on County Road 54 in Zephyrhills, where the bicyclist and a Toyota Sienna van were both travelling eastbound in the early morning hours.

As they approached 16th Street, the bicycle was hit from behind by the Toyota and the bicycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was identified as a 28-year-old St. Petersburg man.

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