72-year-old Brandon man killed in crash after driver runs red light

Alan Leroy Bahr died at the scene.
Published July 20
Updated July 20

BRANDON — A 72-year-old man was killed in a busy Brandon intersection Saturday morning when his vehicle was struck by a distracted driver who ran a red light, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Alan Leroy Bahr, of Brandon, died from his injuries at the scene of the crash, which occurred just before 7:40 a.m. in the intersection of west Brandon Boulevard and south Parsons Avenue.

Bahr was driving a 2013 Honda Civic north on Parsons Avenue in the left turn lane, troopers said. He had the green light when he drove into the intersection and attempted to make a left turn onto Brandon Boulevard. A 2005 Ford Econoline van, traveling east on Brandon Boulevard, ran through the stoplight and smashed into the driver's side of Bahr's vehicle, killing him instantly, troopers said.

The other driver, 34-year-old John Lee Garmon, of Brandon, wasn’t injured. Alcohol was not a factor, troopers said.

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