Deputies investigate fatal crash In Seminole

SEMINOLE, FLA. -- According to deputies, the driver of a 1999 Buick was traveling westbound on Bay Pines Blvd. at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the Buick attempted to pass a vehicle on the right by driving on the right shoulder and sidewalk which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The Buick then began to slide sideways, crossing the center median and striking a 2014 Toyota Prius which was traveling eastbound on Bay Pines Blvd. After impacting the Prius, the Buick came to a rest on the wall bordering the Bay Pines VA Hospital.

The driver of the Buick, identified as 21-year-old Jordan A. Schleimer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Prius, identified as 47-year-old Roberta L. Cycotte, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

While speed was a factor, is it unknown at this time if alcohol or drug impairment were also factors in the crash.

Eastbound lanes of Bay Pines Blvd. were closed at 100th Way for several hours during the investigation.

All lanes to Bay Pines Blvd. are now open.

The investigation continues.


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