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

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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.

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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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