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Pinellas Park police investigating fatal crash at 118th Avenue

PINELLAS PARK — A man was killed Thursday afternoon when he drove through a red light at 49th Street and 118th Avenue N and collided with a tractor trailer, according to police.

John Britt, 71, of Pinellas Park, was driving north on 49th Street about 3 p.m. in a 2000 Toyota Echo when he ran through the light at 118th Avenue, authorities said.

At the same time, a 2002 Volvo Semi Trailer was heading east through the intersection, police said. The truck collided with the car. Britt was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver, Daniel Oney, 40, of Zephyrhills, was not injured.

An investigation of the crash remained ongoing late Thursday. Police said they did not expect the investigation would yield criminal charges.

All eastbound traffic on 118th Avenue was diverted onto 49th Street as police investigated. The road was reopened at about 6:30 p.m.

Pinellas Park police investigating fatal crash at 118th Avenue 02/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:32pm]
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