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Tragic Multi-Vehicle Crash Claims Life on East Lake Road

Pinellas County, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tragic multi-vehicle accident occurred on East Lake Road on May 16, 2024, resulting in the death of one driver and injuries to others. The crash happened at approximately 1:37 PM, south of Eagle Cove Boulevard.

Accident Details

Vehicle 1: Chevy Tahoe

Driver: Male, 21, Clearwater

Injury: No injury

Vehicle 2: Chevy Camaro

Driver: Female, 39, San Antonio, TX

Injury: Fatal injury

Vehicle 3: Ford Expedition

Driver: Female, 59, New Port Richey

Injury: Minor injury

Vehicle 4: H2 Hummer

Driver: Male, 54, New Port Richey

Injury: Minor injury

Sequence of Events

Vehicle 1, a Chevy Tahoe, was traveling northbound in the outside lane of East Lake Road, while Vehicle 2, a Chevy Camaro, was traveling northbound in the inside lane. Vehicle 3, a Ford Expedition, and Vehicle 4, an H2 Hummer, were both traveling southbound in the inside and outside lanes, respectively.

South of Eagle Cove Boulevard, Vehicle 1 made an improper lane change in an attempt to avoid stopped traffic, resulting in the left side of Vehicle 1 colliding with the right side of Vehicle 2. The impact caused Vehicle 1 to travel north and come to rest facing west on Eagle Cove Boulevard.

Vehicle 2, after being struck, veered into the southbound lanes of East Lake Road, where it was hit by Vehicle 3. This collision caused Vehicle 2 to rotate into the path of Vehicle 4, which then struck Vehicle 2 again.

Emergency Response and Outcome

Emergency responders quickly arrived on the scene. The driver of Vehicle 2, a 39-year-old woman from San Antonio, TX, was transported to a local hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. The drivers of Vehicle 3 and Vehicle 4 sustained minor injuries and were treated on the scene. The driver of Vehicle 1 was uninjured.

The authorities are conducting a thorough investigation into the crash to determine the exact circumstances and potential charges. This tragic incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of safe driving practices.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved in this tragic accident. Further updates will be provided as the investigation continues.



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