Largo man, 28, fights for life after single-car crash on Indian Rocks Causeway

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — A 28-year-old Largo man was seriously injured Sunday when his car crashed into a guardrail and palm tree on the Indian Rocks Causeway, authorities said.

Several witnesses told deputies they saw Benton D. Kirk speeding as his 1994 Acura Integra approached the causeway, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said.

About 12:35 a.m. Sunday, the car crashed into a guardrail on the west end of the causeway, then spun into a palm tree in the median, Barreda said.

Patrol deputies and Pinellas Suncoast Fire Rescue responded to the scene and flew Kirk to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Kirk remained in critical condition Sunday night.

"At this time," Barreda said, "it is undetermined if alcohol was a factor in the crash. The investigation continues."

Largo man, 28, fights for life after single-car crash on Indian Rocks Causeway 07/18/10 [Last modified: Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:46pm]

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