Hudson Man Dies in Pasco Crash
The crash was caused when one driver ran a red light, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
PASCO COUNTY – A senior from Hudson died Saturday (June 11) when another driver ran a red light and hit the pickup truck he was driving, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Roger Lockwood DeLease, 75, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said. Sonja L. Longstreth, 70, of Port Richey, the driver of the other car was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital with minor injuries. Jeffery A. Hyde, 57, of New Port Richey, the driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash, was uninjured.
Troopers said the accident happened about 4:05 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 1 and New York Avenue. Mr. DeLease was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup west on New York. Hyde was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado east on New York. Both had a green light when they entered the intersection, the FHP said. Longstreth, who was driving a 2008 Ford Taurus south on CR 1, had a red light but failed to stop, troopers said. She Mr. DeLease’s pickup, which lost a wheel. The wheel hit Hyde’s Silverado.
Alcohol was not a factor, the FHP said. Charges are pending.
For information about the FHP, go to flhsmv.gov.
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