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Police say woman killed in Largo crash by impaired driver running a red light

Officers of the Largo Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Walsingham Rd and 137th Street N. 

The crash occurred at 5:56 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

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The investigation has revealed a yellow Jeep Wrangler ran the red light and collided with the driver’s side of a white Toyota Prius who was traveling southbound through the intersection on a green light.

The Prius driver was transported to Northside Hospital where the female driver died from her injuries. 

The male driver, identified as 23 year-old Aveon Harris of Georgia, sustained no injuries.  Police say that he exhibited signs of impairment and was placed in custody for DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide.  He is being held on $60,000 bond at the Pinellas County Jail.

According to arrest documentation, Harris showed numerous signs of impairment to include but not limited to an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as he spoke, unsteady on his feet, slurred speech, and glassy/watery eyes. Investigators say he performed poorly on field sobriety tests at the scene. Two separate blood draws were collected after an a warrant was obtained. The samples were submitted for laboratory analysis.

The investigation is still ongoing and police say that Walsingham Rd was closed until approximately 11:30 p.m during the on-scene portion of the investigation.

Police has not identified the victim in this crash.

Video from crash scene below.

Photo from scene of fatal crash on Walsingham Road at 137th Avenue
Photo from scene of fatal crash on Walsingham Road at 137th Avenue
Photo from scene of fatal crash on Walsingham Road at 137th Avenue

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