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Passenger killed in wreck is identified

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 7, 2007


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CLEARWATER

The woman killed in Friday's wreck on McMullen-Booth Road has been identified as 26-year-old Jennifer Nolletti of Dunedin.

Authorities said she was riding in a Toyota sport utility vehicle headed south on McMullen-Booth about 6:24 p.m. The driver, Nick Nolletti, 57, tried to make a left turn onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Drive when the vehicle was struck by a northbound Nissan convertible driven by James Fancher, 24, of Clearwater, police said.

Fancher apparently entered the intersection against a red light, police said.

Jennifer Nolletti was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Fancher, Nick Nolletti and another passenger were taken to area hospitals with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, police said.

No charges had been filed on Saturday, but an investigation was in progress.

TAMPA

Fire damages VFW storage building

Fire broke out at the VFW Post 4321 on Morrison Avenue in South Tampa early Saturday morning, heavily damaging the building and sending one firefighter to a hospital with minor injuries, Tampa Fire officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

PALM HARBOR

Hotel guests evacuated by fire

A two-alarm fire broke out early Saturday at the Knights Inn hotel, forcing the evacuation of guests but injuring no one. The fire was reported about 12:55 a.m. at the hotel, 34106 U.S. 19. The blaze may have started on a couch, said Palm Harbor fire Lt. Tom Greear.

[Last modified October 7, 2007, 01:20:02]


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