Hit-and-Run Kills 3 Family Members on US 19, Police Looking for SuspectsTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. February 03, 2020
Pinellas County, FL (2/2/2020) – Police are searching for two men after they fled the scene of a crash that killed three people Saturday night. The collision occurred on US 19 near Tampa Road around 11:37 p.m.
Florida Highway Patrol says that two men in a Buick LaCrosse were traveling on US 19 when they ran a red light. They hit a Nissan Versa turning left from Tampa Road, killing Bruce E. Johnson, 65; Lisa M. Johnson, 49; and Glenworth M. Jonhson, 18. According to police, none of the Johnsons were wearing seatbelts.
The two men in the Buick LaCrosse fled the scene on foot, leaving their vehicle behind. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800.
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