Wrong-Way Crash in Largo Kills One, Injures Four

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. May 04, 2020

Largo, FL (5/3/2020) – One person died and four were injured after being involved in a wrong-way crash on US 19 early Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 2:14 a.m. on the US 19 overpass near 66 Street North.

According to the Largo Police Department, a woman and her passenger were traveling south in the northbound lanes of US 19 when they struck a car driving north head-on. When police arrived, one of the passengers in the car driving north was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders took the two passengers in the southbound car as well as the driver and backseat passenger of the northbound car to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Largo Police Department is still investigating the crash. This is a developing story, so we will check for updates.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times