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Two teens hurt in Clearwater crash; driver flees

CLEARWATER — Two Clearwater teenagers suffered severe injuries when an unidentified driver crashed a stolen Toyota early Thursday morning, police said.

Joshua Davis, 17, was the front seat passenger and Teron Dudley, 14, was sitting in the back seat when the car, speeding southbound at around 3:45 a.m., slammed into a concrete utility pole at the corner of Douglas and Overbrook avenues, police said.

The unknown driver fled the wreck before police arrived, according to reports. Paramedics rushed Davis and Dudley to a local hospital, where they remained Thursday afternoon. Davis has serious injuries and Dudley has life-threatening injuries, according to Clearwater police.

The 2012 Toyota's owner reported it stolen Wednesday from the 1700 block of Sunset Drive.

The theft is still under investigation.

According to police, the cost of removing and replacing the utility pole will be about $20,000.

Danielle Paquette can be reached at or (727) 445-4224.

Two teens hurt in Clearwater crash; driver flees 11/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:57pm]
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