One dead in Pinellas Park crash

PINELLAS PARK - A fatal Saturday morning car crash has left one man dead, Pinellas Park police say.

Police first responded to the intersection of U.S Hwy 19 and 70th Ave. North shortly after 7 a.m. to find four cars involved in a crash and one man dead as a result. 

According to police, about 7:06 a.m., a 2005 Hyundai Tucson driven by Jasmin Gonzalez Jimenez, 22, of Pinellas Park was headed north on U.S. 19 and ran a red light. The Hyundai struck a 1998 Ford Explorer, driven by Timothy Fitch, 53, of Pinellas Park.

The Ford rolled over, ejecting Fitch. The Ford then landed on its wheels and drifted into the intersection, where Fitch's passenger, Kelly Ann Fitch, 20, stopped the vehicle.

Timothy Fitch was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died.

The Hyundai struck two other vehicles, causing minor damage but no injuries to the drivers.

Jimenez suffered a broken wrist and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center.

Kelly Ann Fitch suffered minor injuries.

No criminal charges are pending, but citations are possible as the investigation continues.

 

 

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