Thursday, February 22, 2024

Man crossing US-19 in a wheelchair struck and killed in crash

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol continue to investigate a fatality crash in Holiday.

The crash occurred a approximately 9:24 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the intersection of Flora Ave and US-19.

According to Troopers, a 41 year-ld Clearwater woman was operating a Dodge Durango southbound on US-19, north of Flora Avenue.

A second vehicle, operated by a 24 year-old man from Holiday in a Tesla Model 3, not in auto-pilot mode, was traveling southbound on US-19 behind the Durango.

A 42 year-old male was traveling eastbound across US-19 in a non-motorized wheelchair and entered the path of the vehicles.

As a result, the pedestrian was struck first by the Durango and subsequently by the Tesla.

The pedestrian later died at the hospital from injuries suffered during the collisions.

The investigation continues.


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