News: 2 dead in Largo wreck after driver runs red light


LARGO, FL – Police said a car crash involving a speeding driver in Pinellas County last month left two people dead.

A report by WTSP states the accident happened Jan. 28 at the intersection of East Bay Drive and Starkey Road in Largo.

An investigation indicated that the driver of a Mercedes Benz was traveling at high speed on East Bay Drive and went through a red light shortly before 5:30 a.m.  The Mercedes collided with a Honda Civic headed south on Starkey Road.

Two people who were in the Civic were pronounced dead at the scene.  The Mercedes driver sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, and was taken to an area hospital.

Police were investigating the crash and trying to determine whether the Mercedes driver was impaired at the time.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of an accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team at Whittel & Melton can help achieve the best outcome in your case through the guidance of an experienced Pinellas County auto accident attorney.  We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation where we can review the details of your situation and your legal options.

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