TAMPA - DADE CITY: Three people were killed in a crash on US-98/McKethan Road north of Trilby Road around 10 PM Sunday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Joshua Brock, 22, of Dade City was driving north on US-98 when he crossed into the path of an oncoming semi. The semi hit the vehicle, then burst into flames. Brock, and a one-year-old passenger, Jason Brock, were killed. The driver of the semi, Leslie Blanton (56) of Riverview, also died in the crash. Michael Blanton, a passenger in the semi, received minor injuries.
HUDSON: Two people were killed in a crash on US-19 in Hudson Sunday night. The FHP report says 81-year-old Albert Friedman of Hudson was driving a VW north on 19, and swerved into a Saturn, causing both cars to crash. The driver of the Saturn, 46-year-old Bridgette Ewing of Spring Hill and her passenger, 47-year-old Vincent P. Dicristo, of Port Richey, were killed. According to the FHP report, it's suspected that Friedman was drinking or had been drinking at the time of the crash. Charges are pending.
SARASOTA COUNTY: A young man was killed in a crash on I-75 near Toledo Blade Road in Sarasota County early Sunday morning. FHP says Aphrodite Tayla Karys, 20, lost control of her vehicle. A 20-year-old passenger, Matthew Phillip Stephens, 20, of North Port died in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Karys and two teenagers in the car, Paige Ellen Phillips, 18, and Samantha Marie Johnson, 16, were not seriously injured.
MONDAY MORNING DRIVE:
8:50 -- VALRICO: Crash on SR-60 @ Valrico Rd. No roadblock reported.
8:49 -- ST. PETERSBURG: Crash on Park St N & Tyrone Blvd.
8:38 -- LUTZ: Crash on County Line Rd/Willow Bend Pkwy @ US-41
8:27 -- TAMPA/TOWN N COUNTRY: Stalled vehicle blocking a lane of EB Hillsborough @ Sawyer Rd.
8:14 -- Are you filling up today? Average price for regular gas in Tampa Bay = $3.50/gal, compared to $3.37 one week ago, and $3.11 one month ago.
8:07 -- N TAMPA: Crash on Fletcher Ave & Hidden River Pkwy. No injuries reported to HCSO.
8:06 -- TEMPLE TERRACE: Injury crash near Terrace Palms Community Church, on Davis Rd north of Temple Terrace Hwy.
8:01 -- N TAMPA: Crash on Nebraska Ave between Skipper & Bearss @ April Lane.
7:50 -- I-275 TAMPA UPDATE: Earlier crash, NB I-275 near Westshore, has cleared. Generally slow on Howard Frankland to Tampa.
7:40 -- BROOKSVILLE: Crash with injuries on SR-50 @ Sunshine Grove Rd
7:31 -- LAND O LAKES: Crash on SR-54 near Ballantrae Blvd.
7:30 -- NEW PORT RICHEY: Crash blocking lanes @ Main St & Rowan Rd.
7:29 -- RIVERVIEW: Crash on US-301 & Big Bend Rd
7:28 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE: Drive time from 4th St N in St. Pete to Westshore in Tampa = 22 mins. Earlier crash @ Westshore on shoulder.
7:26 -- LARGO: Police working crash on Ulmerton Rd westbound near Starkey Rd.
7:21 -- PASCO CO UPDATE: Per FHP, SB US-98 has reopened north of Trilby Rd. NB lanes remain closed due to fatal crash investigation. Use US-301.
7:12 -- TAMPA/TIA: Crash SB Memorial approaching the I-275 overpass. On right shoulder.
6:52 -- I-275 TAMPA UPDATE: Accident NB 275 approaching Westshore area is jamming up the ramp from Memorial Hwy to NB 275.
6:38 -- I-4 HILLSBOROUGH: Hit and run reported eastbound near McIntosh Rd. No delays per my traffic cams. Getting busy WB.
6:36 -- I-275 TAMPA/WESTSHORE UPDATE: OK - there IS a crash NB 275 near Westshore. One vehicle on right, one on left. Slowing traffic on HFB.
6:33 -- I-275 TAMPA: Road Ranger helping driver, SB I-275 past Himes. This may be the crash reported NB near Lois.
6:25 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH UPDATE: FHP says all lanes clear, SB I-75 at mile marker 247, one mile south of Big Bend Rd.
6:24 -- I-275 TAMPA/WESTSHORE: Crash northbound 275 near Lois Ave. I see one vehicle w/lights on flash on the inside median (left)
6:18 -- DADE CITY: US-98/McKethan Rd remains CLOSED north of Trilby Rd for investigation into triple fatal crash. Use US-301/Treiman as alternate.
6:11 -- SPRING HILL: Crash with possible roadblock on Hays Rd @ Oakwood Dr
6:01 -- PLANT CITY: FHP has referred a possible crash to Plant City PD. Griffin Rd between Spring Hammock and Timberlane Dr.
5:42 -- TARPON SPRINGS UPDATE: EMS has cleared scene of accident on US-19 & Pine. Sounds like no serious injuries.
5:25 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Accident with injuries on SB I-75, one mile south of Big Bend Rd at mile marker 247. FHP says left lane is blocked.
5:24 -- TARPON SPRINGS: EMS on scene of crash on US-19 north of Tarpon Ave at Pine St. May involve a bicyclist.
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