Man who killed tandem-riding couple sentenced to 45 years
Cory Corrado was high on meth when he caused a crash that killed a couple while they were riding their tandem bicycle on the Pinellas Trail in 2021. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison last week.
Corrado, 33, was sentenced for the deaths of Janine Dorsey, 50, and Peter Yore, 58 on July 21. Before the crash Dorsey worked in journalism and most recently served as executive director of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. She was also the ex-wife of best-selling Tampa author Tim Dorsey. Yore was a successful real-estate and medical businessman.
The couple named their Yellow Cannondale Tandem bicycle “The Pineapple Express” and rode it more than 100-miles per week, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.
Corrado had been released from prison five months before the accident and had many run-ins with the law. According to the paper, he served two stints in Florida state prison since 2011 for burglary, trafficking in stolen property and drug possession.
On the day of the crash, he was weaving in and out of traffic along Keystone Road near Tarpon Springs, and made a pass in a no-passing lane. A Ford Escort headed the opposite direction swerved to miss a collision, but Corrado’s PT Cruiser clipped the rear of the Ford and caused it rollover, hitting Dorsey and Yore as they rode on the trail.
In his sentencing, Judge Joseph Bulone called Corrado’s actions on the day of the accident “reckless,” according to WFLA.