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ZEPHYRHILLS, FL – A collision in Pasco County last week claimed the life of an elderly driver, state troopers said.

According to Pasco News Online, the victim was an 85-year-old woman from Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  The Florida Highway Patrol said she was driving a Kia Soul north on US-301 in Zephyrhills Feb. 16 when the crash occurred at about 10:20 am.

The FHP said the woman attempted a U-turn at the intersection with Wire Road and entered the path of a tractor-trailer going south, resulting in a crash.

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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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ZEPHYRHILLS, FL – A Canadian man died from injuries sustained while skydiving in Zephyrhills earlier this month, reports WFLA.

33-year-old James Southam of British Columbia, Canada was solo skydiving at Skydive City near Zephyr Pines on March 17th, when he suffered major injuries while attempting to land.

Southam was rushed to Lakeland Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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PASCO COUNTY, FL – Two women from Zephyrhills were killed after a single-vehicle accident in Pasco County early Saturday morning.

A 25-year-old driver was headed south on Crystal Springs Road just past Douglas Road around 2 a.m. Saturday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

She lost control of the vehicle and swerved into the east shoulder of the roadway before crashing into a tree.

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ZEPHYRHILLS, FL – A woman was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle on SR-54 on Friday.

An 85-year-old Zephyrhills man was traveling in a sedan eastbound on SR-54 eat of Bough Road reports the Suncoast News. Meanwhile, two bicyclists in the eastbound bike lane were traveling in opposite directions.

As they approached one another, a 40-year-old man on his bicycle moved to allow the woman to pass. While passing, she lost control of her bicycle and fell into the eastbound lane of SR-54 where she was struck by the sedan.

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PASCO COUNTY, FL – A man died when he was struck by a vehicle when  walking along a roadway northeast of Zephyrhills Sunday morning.

The victim was walking south in the northbound lane of Old Lakeland Highway at Melrose Avenue at about 4:25 a.m. when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

The identities of the victim and driver have not been released.

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