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Clearwater, FL - A crossing guard was killed and two children injured following a two-car crash at Belcher Road and Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater.

Two girls of preschool age were taken to Bayfront Medical Center as trauma alerts. The driver of the car they were riding in ran from the scene, but has since been taken into custody.

Clearwater Police say the pedestrian killed was Doug Carey, a school crossing guard and retired police officer.

The accident happened shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. The intersection is currently shut down, and drivers should stay away from the area for the next several hours as the investigation continues.

10 News will have more on this developing story.

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