1 dead, 1 injured after car slams into wall, splits in half in Pinellas County


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL –  The Florida Highway Patrol said a car wreck in Pinellas County Tuesday night left one person dead and another hospitalized.

A report by WFTS said that the accident happened along Starkey Road shortly before 10 p.m.  According to investigators, a driver lost control of a sedan while speeding northbound and drove off the roadway.

The car struck a wire for a utility pole, then crashed into a block wall, and split in half.  The back half of the car hit a tree and two fences before ending up in a home’s backyard.

A passenger was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.  He was a 30-year-old man from Apalachicola, Florida.  The driver, a 26-year-old Largo man, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The FHP said neither man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation.  An experienced Pinellas County auto accident attorney at the law firm of Whittel & Melton can help you evaluate your legal options and can fight for compensation for your accident-related expenses.   Contact us via our website or give us a call today at 866-608-5529 to arrange a free consultation.

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