Pinellas Park, FL (December 30, 2020) - A man was killed when his car was hit by a drunk driver in Pinellas Park on Tuesday, according to officials. The crash took place just before 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of 64th Way and Park Boulevard.
Police say that 27-year-old Kaylyn Louise Colston was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu at a high rate of speed on Park Boulevard. At the same time, Keondre Miller arrived at the intersection in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. As Miller entered the intersection, his car was hit by Colston's vehicle. Miller was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Colston, along with a passenger in Miller's vehicle, were hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries.
Following an investigation, Colston was arrested for DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious bodily injury, and driving with a revoked driver's license. She has been previously arrested for DUI.
There is no further information available at this time.
Impaired driving continues to play a major role in serious and fatal Florida car accidents. In 2018, there 3,133 fatalities reported on Florida's roadways. From the number, 814 of the deaths occurred in impaired driving crashes. In 2017, the numbers were similar with 841 of 3,116 deaths attributed to impaired driving. Sadly, the victims of these crashes are most often innocent bystanders who are in the wrong place at the wrong time and are killed due to the reckless actions of another person.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Keondre Miller following this tragic fatal crash in Pinellas Park.
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