Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Public safety

St. Petersburg driver dies in crash

CLEARWATER — State troopers have released the name of the driver who died early Saturday after veering into the path of an oncoming minivan.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tracy Joseph Thieben, 44, of St. Petersburg, was killed when his Hyundai crossed a raised median and hit a minivan on McMullen Booth Road near Union Street. Investigators said they do not yet know why the car veered.

The driver of the minivan, Scotty Ray Baine, 45, of Oldsmar, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital with minor injuries, according to the patrol.

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