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Clearwater man, 81, killed in crash in Oldsmar

An 81-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Oldsmar Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 2:47 p.m. at the intersection of Tampa Road and St. Petersburg Drive. Joseph Mikuliza of Clearwater was killed.

Pinellas sheriff's deputies said his wife, Marie Mikuliza, 65, was driving a 2005 Cadillac DeVille west on Tampa Road and was making a left turn onto St. Petersburg Drive. Her car was struck on the passenger side by two vehicles — a Jeep Liberty driven by Arianis Vevero-Pompa, 32, and a Ford Fusion driven by Dustin Keithly, 31.

Joseph Mikuliza was trapped in the wreckage for about a half-hour before firefighters from Oldsmar Fire Rescue extricated him. He was taken by helicopter to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:17 p.m., deputies said.

His wife was taken to St. Joseph's with injuries that were not considered life threatening. The other drivers were not injured.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday night.

Clearwater man, 81, killed in crash in Oldsmar 11/06/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:28pm]
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