One dies in mobile home fire; no other injuries

By Times Staff
Published April 5, 2006

TAMPA - A fire that broke out in a mobile home in the 3100 block of West Hillsborough Avenue left one person dead late Tuesday.

The victim's name and age had not been released late Tuesday. Firefighters arrived at the scene before 11 p.m. and quickly got the fire under control. No other injuries were reported. Investigators were trying to determine whether any crimes had occurred.

Stories conflict on how SUV ran into store

TAMPA - Kharim Nelson, 32, of Tampa, rubbed his forehead in frustration Tuesday.

He'd just crashed his best friend's maroon Ford Expedition into a vacant storefront at 2101 E Columbus Ave.

Nelson said a southbound white Isuzu Rodeo ran a red light and slammed into the sport utility vehicle around 3:30 p.m. The Expedition was a mangled mess lodged in a splintered doorway of a boarded-up building. No one was hurt.

Ryan Satterfield, 19, who had been driving the Rodeo, said it was Nelson who ran the light.

The Lakeland teenager said he'd gotten turned around as he was heading on his way back home, but just as he spotted Interstate 4 before him, he and the Expedition collided.

Tampa police Sgt. Eric Diaz said there were no independent witnesses to the wreck. Police were still investigating Tuesday afternoon.