Collision injures man, spills fuel
By Times Staff Writer
Published November 21, 2007
A 36-year-old man was seriously injured in an accident that caused a diesel fuel spill Tuesday morning on Hercules Avenue near the Clearwater Airpark, police said.
The man, Keith G. Grubb of Clearwater, was driving a car that crashed into a truck on Hercules Avenue, just south of Palmetto Street, at 8:24 a.m., authorities said. Grubb was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was in stable condition Tuesday evening. Truck driver Edmond Prince, 64, was not injured. Authorities shut down Hercules while firefighters and a Pinellas County HazMat team cleaned up 10 to 12 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled on the road and transferred another 85 gallons of diesel fuel out of the damaged truck.
The fuel spill was contained to the road and did not pose an environmental hazard, authorities said. Police said Grubb, who was southbound, veered into the path of Prince, who was northbound.
No citations were issued.
Ocala man arrested in sex sting
Pinellas County sheriff's detectives Tuesday arrested a 56-year-old Ocala man who they said came to North Pinellas to have sex with a parent and two children younger than 16.
Beginning Oct. 11, Ricky Richard Savage corresponded through instant messages with someone he believed to be the parent of two children and repeatedly wrote in graphic terms that he wanted to meet the three for sex, officials said.
But he was trading messages with a detective, and he was arrested at 1 p.m. Tuesday when he arrived for a meeting at an undisclosed location, officials said.
He faces one count of using a computer for prohibited uses.
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