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Clearwater man injured in Saturday night crash that closed U.S. 19

CLEARWATER — A 26-year-old man was seriously injured after his car flipped over during a crash Saturday night on U.S. 19, officials said.

Firefighters had to extricate Sean Morr of Clearwater from the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am he was driving. Morr was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was listed Sunday in serious but stable condition, police said.

According to Clearwater police, Morr was northbound on U.S. 19 at Seville Boulevard, which is just south of Druid Road, when he rear-ended a truck that was also headed north.

The impact caused the Pontiac to flip onto its roof.

The crash, which closed the road for more than three hours, happened just before midnight.

The driver of the truck, 22-year-old Benjamin D. Hooker of Largo and his passenger, 21-year-old Melanie L. Messier of Seminole, were not injured.

An investigation was underway.

Clearwater man injured in Saturday night crash that closed U.S. 19 12/11/11 [Last modified: Sunday, December 11, 2011 10:04pm]
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