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Holiday man struck by van in critical condition

By Times Staff
Published April 25, 2005

A Holiday man was in critical condition Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning as he walked across S Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, authorities said.

Tye Angelo Danapas, 26, was hit by a 2001 Ford van driven by Michelle Anne Goldman of Holiday, Tarpon Springs police said. Goldman, 38, was southbound on S Pinellas Avenue near Highland Avenue when she struck Danapas, police said.

Danapas was flown to Bayfront Medical Center after the accident. Goldman was taken to Helen Ellis Hospital, but did not appear injuried, authorities said.

Deputies investigate crash that ended in man's death

PLANT CITY - An unidentified man died Sunday after he drove into the path of a truck near Keysville Road and County Road 39, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said.

The crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. when two men left the 5 Star Deli & Market at 8505 County Road 39 and pulled in front of a 2005 Ford truck. Jensen James, 22, had been traveling south on C.R. 39 when she struck the men, deputies said.

Both men, whose identities have not been determined, were thrown from their 1987 Mercury, deputies said. The driver died at the scene. The passenger was taken to Tampa General Hospital, deputies said.

James, of 8234 Lithia Pinecrest Road, is seven months pregnant. Although she was not visibly injured, James was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital as a precaution. Her passenger, 24-year-old Lyle Dickman, was not injured, deputies said.

Deputies closed C.R. 39 near Keysville Road for about two hours. An investigation continued Sunday evening.

[Last modified April 25, 2005, 01:08:02]

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