North Florida man dies after striking tree in Pinellas
A North Florida man was killed Thursday afternoon in Tarpon Springs when he suffered a medical emergency and drove off the road, striking a tree. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Charles Edmund Deson, 70, of Fort White, was driving a Ford F350 pickup truck eastbound on Anclote Road approaching Center Avenue when he lost control. Deson drove off the road, striking a stop sign and then crashing into a tree, the FHP said. Deson died at the scene, the FHP said.