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TARPON SPRINGS, FL – An accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV in Tarpon Springs Friday night left one person dead and another injured, reports WFTS.

The incident took place on U.S. Highway 19 near the intersection of Sun Valley Boulevard and E. Klosterman Road.

According to police, a 30-year-old woman was driving a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox SUV when she struck a 2018 Suzuki motorcycle at about 7:50 p.m.  A woman riding as a passenger on the motorcycle died at the scene. She was identified as 21-year-old Alina Faillios Chavez of Holiday.  The driver of the bike, 20-year-old Jaden Jackson of Holiday, was seriously injured and taken to Bayonet Point Hospital.


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A search is underway for the driver who struck and killed a 17-year-old girl in Tarpon Springs last Tuesday morning, WTVT reports.

The accident happened along U.S. Highway 19 near Klosterman Road.  Police said the teen was walking across the highway when she was hit by a northbound Toyota pickup truck.

The victim, a Pompano Beach resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver involved left the scene without stopping.  Investigators said the vehicle was believed to be a a 2014-2017 Silver Toyota Tundra pick-up truck with front-end damage last seen traveling northbound on U.S. 19.


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A woman in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle in Pinellas County Wednesday afternoon, police said.

According to WFLA, the accident happened in the 40300 block of U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs, where police responded to the scene at about 12:30 p.m.

Investigators determined that the victim was crossing U.S. 19 from east to west in her motorized wheelchair when she was hit by a northbound Jeep.  Bystanders attempted life-saving measures, but the woman was pronounced dead after being taken to Advent Health of North Pinellas.


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A woman walking along a roadway in Pinellas County was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday evening, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Authorities responded to the scene in the vicinity of Oakmont Avenue and Anclote Boulevard in the Tarpon Springs area after the incident took place at about 5:20 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a car going north on Oakmont Avenue failed to yield to a westbound sport utility vehicle at the intersection stop sign.  The vehicles collided, causing the SUV to strike the pedestrian as she walked on the shoulder of Anclote Boulevard.


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – One person was killed and two others injured in an intersection collision in Tarpon Springs Thursday night.

According to The Free Press, two vehicles collided around 7 p.m. at S. Highland Avenue and E. Tarpon Avenue.

A driver in a Nissan Cube traveling northbound on Highland Ave. was attempting to make a left turn onto Tarpon Ave. Another driver in a Dodge Ram was heading eastbound on Tarpon Ave. and crashed into the Nissan.

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