Friday, June 14, 2024

Southbound US-19 closed due to injury crash involving an impaired driver

At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, officers of the Largo Police Department responded to southbound US Hwy 19 N on the Whitney Rd overpass for a two vehicle traffic crash.

A white GMC van hauling a trailer was stopped on the right shoulder. The driver was filling the van with gas when a silver Nissan Rogue rear ended the trailer.

The driver was sandwiched in between the trailer and the van. He was transported to a local hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Nissan is under investigation for DUI and was also transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Southbound US Hwy 19 N will be shut down for the next few hours while debris is cleaned up from the roadway.

The Largo Police Departments Traffic Homicide Unit responded and is investigating the crash.

No further information at this time.

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