Cops: Crews investigate fatal crash near Pinellas Park | News
Pinellas Park, Florida-- UPDATE: All lanes of 118th Ave. in Pinellas Park reopened shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday night after officials shut them down earlier to investigate a fatal crash.
According to reports, the crash occurred sometime around 3 p.m. after 71-year-old John Britt ran a red light while heading north on 49th St.
His car, a 2000 Toyota Echo, crossed into the path of a semi tractor trailer driven by 40-year-old Daniel Oney.
Officials say Oney did not suffer any injuries in the crash, but they pronounced Britt deceased at the scene.
Officials continue to investigate the crash, though they say they do not anticipate filing any charges.
All eastbound lanes of 118th Ave. in Pinellas Park are closed as officers and Fire/Rescue crews investigate a fatal crash that happened sometime before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Preliminary reports say the crash occurred at the intersection of 49th St. and 118th Ave N.
As crews investigate, eastbound traffic is being diverted at 49th St.
Officials say additional information should be sent out soon.
10 News will continue with updates as they become available.