Moosic mourns for Miley

As most of you know from my conversations with Dave Miley, manager of the Scranton Wilkes/Barre Yankees, he’s one of my favorite managers. He is also one of the International League’s most popular figures which will make the sad news even tougher to bring you.

In an email from the IL Office the report from earlier today:
TAMPA — A 17-year-old died this morning after an apparent crash off Fletcher Avenue between N Rome Avenue and N Boulevard.

Deputies responded to the crash scene near 1301 W Fletcher Ave. at 9:40 a.m. after a caller reported seeing tail lights in a wooded area off Fletcher Avenue, sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.

Cody Allen Miley was discovered inside a 2004 Mustang, which apparently left the road and struck a tree on the driver’s side of the car.

Miley, who detectives say was wearing his seat belt, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Miley, pictured in a yearbook photo at left, was a 2008 graduate of Chamberlain High School, Hillsborough County schools spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said. The yearbook shows he was a member of the art club there. His death comes eight days before his 18th birthday.

Detectives are investigating the cause of the crash.

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