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    1 killed in head-on crash with truck

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published March 21, 2001


    KEYSTONE -- A speeding driver trying to pass a car on a wet, curvy section of Gunn Highway died Tuesday morning after crashing head-on into a truck, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

    The accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. just south of Race Track Road. After a hard rain, the northbound driver crossed the double-yellow, no-passing line and hit the southbound truck in front of Hatcher Wholesale Nursery.

    Authorities identified the man as Joseph Volosh, 42, of New Port Richey.

    Witnesses said Volosh was "passing everybody on the road," said Sgt. Ken Akins.

    The driver of the truck was Best Buy employee Robert Morgan, 34, of Tampa. He "did everything he could" to avoid hitting the car, Akins said.

    Morgan was not hurt, but a passenger, Best Buy employee Michael Hall, 32, was taken to a doctor after complaining of leg injuries.

    The accident occurred on a dangerous stretch of road, Akins said. "We get a lot of wrecks within a mile either way," he said.

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