Teen dead, 7 injured in early morning Pinellas Co. wreck

A young life was cut short late Friday night in Oldsmar.

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- It's the first official weekend of spring break here in the Bay Area, and already tragedy.

A crash early Saturday morning in Oldsmar left seven young people hurt and claimed the life of a teenager

It happened at the intersection of McMullen Booth and Curlew Road.  The Florida Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old who they suspect had been drinking ran a red light and crashed into a truck of another driver they suspect who had been drinking. 

Seven people were sent to the hospital.  Eighteen-year-old Jocelyn Schirmer was killed.

“My grandson told me that Joss begged him to stop,” said Jocelyn’s grandmother, Grimald Andrad.  “They want to get out of the car because he was driving the wrong way on the road.”

Highway patrol is still investigating. They believe the drivers of both vehicles were drinking.  No charges have been filed yet.

 

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