The driver of a scooter was killed Friday evening after being hit by a car, according to Clearwater officials.
The crash happened at Drew and Northeast Cleveland streets just before 9 p.m. Authorities said a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Jennifer Ruth Knoepp, 47, of Seminole, turned in front of the scooter and hit it. The scooter's driver — Maria del Carmen Ruiz de Renteria, 44, of Pinellas Park — was transported to a hospital, where she died. Her passenger — Ibolonia Torres, 41, of Clearwater — was flown to Bayfront Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, authorities said. Knoepp was cited for a right-of-way violation.