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April 10, 2009
Dunedin man charged with vehicular homicide
Pinellas County deputies arrested a Dunedin man earlier this week they believe was driving his motorcycle approximately 96 mph when he slammed into another car and killed an elderly man last year.
Johnathan J. Cantlon, 31, faces charges of vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended license. He was released on $26,000 bail.
Cantlon According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Cantlon was driving southbound on County Road 1 in Palm Harbor on April 8, 2008, when he hit the car driven by 81-year-old George Allen of Palm Harbor. Allen was attempting to turn onto the northbound lane of the same road from Bahama Drive.
Witnesses told authorities Cantlon made multiple lane changes and was weaving around other cars before colliding with the driver’s side of Allen’s vehicle. The crash occurred with school children in the area, authorities said.
Allen died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Cantlon’s license had been suspended two months earlier.
--Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer
Posted by Times Editor at 6:07:49 PM on April 10, 2009
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