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Holiday, FL - The wife of a tow truck driver was hit and
killed overnight while responding to the scene of a wrong-way
crash in Pasco County.
The Florida Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Brittany Anello
had been driving northbound in the southbound lanes of US 19
when she hit three cars, shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday.
Troopers say her blood alcohol content was .177, well over the
A passenger in one of the vehicles that Anello hit was taken
to the hospital. At this time, Anello is facing charges of
driving the wrong way and failure to provide proof of
A short time later, a tow truck was on scene of the wrong-way
crashes. The FHP says the tow truck driver's wife, 66-year-old
Denise Gajus, was crossing the southbound lanes of US 19 when
she walked into the path of a car driving in the center lane
and was hit.
The driver did pull over onto the shoulder and waited for
police to arrive. Gajus died at the scene.
8:51 a.m. EST December 8, 2014