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Three injured, one critically, in St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — Three men were injured in a single-car crash early Tuesday, St. Petersburg police said.

The incident occurred about 3:35 a.m. Tuesday when a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette left the roadway at the 400 block of Snell Isle Boulevard NE.

The car, driven by John Charles Bauscher, 19, was traveling at a high speed when it came to a slight bend in the road, police said. Bauscher lost control at that point, then overcorrected, police said. The car jumped the south curb and its passenger side struck a palm tree.

None of the men in the car were wearing seat belts, police said.

The three men, all of St. Petersburg, were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where Bauscher was in critical condition with a head injury, police said.

Dustin Flynn, 31, who had been lying down in the hatchback area of the two-seat vehicle, was thrown from the car. He and front-seat passenger Sean Pinnell, 18, were injured but released from the hospital.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, and a criminal investigation continues, according to authorities.

Three injured, one critically, in St. Petersburg crash 05/06/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:36pm]
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