AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 17-year-old Round Rock girl was killed and another injured in a crash Thursday evening after a truck driven by another young woman hit their car, according to a news release from Texas Highway Patrol.
Tonya Olsze and Alexia Scordelis, both 17 years old, were headed southbound in a Plymouth Neon on County Road 117 near Bluffstone Drive in Round Rock.
State troopers say Olsze, who was driving, tried to make a left turn on Bluffstone Drive in front of a Chevy Silverado driven by Jasmine Olguin, 19, of Austin. The truck struck the car on the passenger side.
At around 3:40 p.m., police were called to a home at 1809 30th Ave. S. Officials said the deceased person was house sitting and was found when a homeowner returned from vacation, though would not say how long she was gone. Police said it appeared there had been fire in the basement that caused significant damage.
Police identified the deceased person as a man from Fargo, but have not yet released his name. It’s unclear how a fire could have started or how the man died, but so far there’s no evidence that anyone was smoking inside the home.
“At this point it’s hard to say if this is a suspicious death, we just don’t know the answer to that,” said Fargo Police Sgt. Mike Bernier.
APPLETON – The Appleton Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a woman on the city’s south side.
Officers were dispatched about 3 p.m. Thursday to check on the welfare of the woman, a press release from the police department said. Officers worked throughout the day to try and locate the woman but were unsuccessful.
Just after 1:15 a.m. Friday, officers entered an apartment in the 200 block of Valley Road where they found the woman dead. The cause of the death remains unknown at this point in the investigation, police said.
Pasco County deputies are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found floating in a pond in Zephyrhills on Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies, responding to a call around 4:30 p.m., found the body of the unidentified man in a small pond behind a Home Depot, about 300 yards west of Eiland Boulevard and 500 yards north of State Road 54.
The pond is located near a homeless camp, deputies say.
Foul play is suspected in the man’s death, deputies say.
This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.
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