Vehicle Crash Wednesday Evening in Belleair Beach Sends Two to the Hospital, Charges Pending


Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a two vehicle crash in the city of Belleair Beach. The crash occurred southbound near the 1800 block of Gulf Boulevard in
Belleair Beach at aproximately 11:33 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

According to investigators, 36-year-old Megan Fowler of Indian Rocks Beach was driving her 2014 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Gulf Boulevard. While driving, Fowler was struck from behind by 54-year-old Ruth Sabin of Seminole, driving a 2006 Ford Escape.


The collision caused Fowler’s Jeep to overturn onto its passenger side and crash onto a residential fence located at 1720 Gulf Boulevard. After colliding with the Jeep, Sabin’s Ford continued southbound striking two water meters, a water main and a utility pole on the west side of the road before stopping at 1540 Gulf Boulevard.

Fowler was transported to Morton-Plant Hospital as a precaution and Sabin was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for non-life threatening injuries according to investigators.

Investigators say excessive speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash and criminal charges are pending for Sabin.

The investigation continues. 



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