CLEARWATER — All lanes of U.S. 19 have reopened near Drew Street following a single-car crash early Thursday, according to Clearwater police.
Police say the crash took place on southbound U.S. 19 at about 4:15 a.m. Hextor Armando Bonilla, 19, of Clearwater, lost control of his 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe while driving south on U.S. 19, police said. He slammed into a divider at the Seville Boulevard exit and spun across the lanes before striking a concrete median.
He was ejected through the windshield. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for treatment of injuries that police said were not considered to be life-threatening.
Two women riding with him, ages 19 and 23, were taken to Morton Plant Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.
Speed was a likely factor in the crash, police say. The lanes were reopened just after 7:30 a.m.
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