Friday, April 20, 2018
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St. Pete man gets 17 years for causing fatality in Pinellas Park

A St. Petersburg man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday for a crash in Pinellas Park in 2012 that killed one person and injured two others.

Tracy Garon, 59, pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. His prison sentence will be followed by probation and community control, court records show.

Pinellas Park police said Garon was driving a 1973 Rolls Royce on 49th Street on Dec. 9, 2012, when he ran a red light and hit a 2007 Toyota Corolla. At the same time, a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Charles A. Berry, 81, hit the Rolls Royce.

Berry, of St. Petersburg, was killed. His wife and the driver of the Corolla were injured.

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