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Two dead in a head-on collision on US-19 in Pinellas Park

Officers from the Pinellas Park Police Department responded to reports of a head-on collision at approximately 7:39 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes in the 8600 block of US-19 just north of Gateway Centre Boulevard in Pinellas Park.

Traffic Homicide Investigators determined a white Nissan Rogue was traveling northbound on US Highway 19 N.

For unknown reasons, the white Nissan Rogue crossed over the median into the southbound lanes, crashing head-on into a red Toyota RAV4. A gray Chrysler 200 was traveling behind the Toyota RAV4 and was also involved in the crash.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, 25-year-old Roberto Rodriguez, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger of the Toyota RAV4, 66-year-old Kim Nguyen, was transported to a Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where she was pronounced deceased.

The drivers of both the Toyota RAV4 and Chrysler 200 were transported to local hospitals with injuries.

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