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Police: Driver charged with DUI manslaughter after causing 3-car crash

Police say one of the drivers she hit later died at the hospital.
Credit: Clearwater Police Department

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A portion of northbound U.S. 19 was closed for hours on Jan.17 after the Clearwater Police Department say, Belinda Hood, 67, caused a three-car crash before taking off.

Officers say two other drivers were injured in the crash and taken to area hospitals for treatment. One driver was treated and released, but the police say the other person involved died days later from injuries sustained in the crash.

Hood was located in Dunedin with her front bumper hanging off as she drove, according to a press release.

She now faces several charges including a heightened charge of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.

This is a developing story. Check back with 10 Tampa Bay for updates.

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