“Pasco County woman dies from injuries after being hit in parking lot”

PORT RICHEY — A woman died as a result of her injuries after being hit by a car earlier this month in a Port Richey parking lot. According to officials, Nitza Loyola-Smith was hit by a Toyota SUV as it was backing out of a parking space outside the Publix at Regency Park Blvd. and Ridge Road on March 3. Our partners at the St. Petersburg Times say Loyola-Smith, 65, was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and later transferred to Morton Plant North Bay, where she later died on Thursday. Florida Highway Patrol originally cited the driver of the SUV, Laverne Mills, 69, for improper backing, but more charges could be assigned. for more information please visit: http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/march/223995/Pasco-County-woman-dies-from-injuries-after-being-hit-in-parking-lot