Pinellas County, FL (December 18, 2020) - At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Pinellas County on Thursday. The accident was reported around 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 275 near Gandy Boulevard.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to troopers, two vehicles were involved in the crash. Both cars had heavy damage as a result of the accident. Rescue workers responded to the scene to provide medical treatment. The identity of the deceased victim is not available at this time and an investigation into the events leading up to the crash is underway. Troopers advised motorists to avoid the area as traffic backed up near the crash scene and affected lanes were closed. There is no word on any other injuries arising from the accident.
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
According to the most recent statistics, more than 3,000 people tragically lost their lives in Florida car accidents in 2019. This number was up slightly over the year before as we continue to see both an increase in the number of crashes reported, as well as an increase in the number of fatal accidents. Despite vehicles being safer than ever, the number of negligent drivers on the roadways makes driving a potentially dangerous and hazardous activity.
Our condolences are with the victim's family following this fatal car accident in Pinellas County.
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