Gunn Highway reopens after man dragged by car at gas station

PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Gunn Highway was shut down for about two hours on Saturday while detectives with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fight at an Odessa gas station that led to a person being dragged by a car.

Deputies shut down a stretch of Gunn Highway between State Road 54 and Ashley Lakes after receiving a report of a fight in which a driver dragged another man across a parking lot.

It happened at the 7-Eleven parking lot located at SR 54 and Gunn Highway.

Pasco sheriff’s deputies say a man was talking to another man who was parked at the gas station. The two got into a fight and the driver of the car ended up dragging the other man across the parking lot.

The victim was dragged between 100 and 200 yards. He suffered non life-threatening injuries and was conscious and talking when he was transported to the hospital.

The driver took off in a white, 4-door sedan. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, he drove south toward Hillsborough County.

Detectives are examining the gas station’s surveillance video as part of the investigation.

No other details have been released.

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