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Clearwater man arrested in McMullen-Booth crash that killed Pasco man

CLEARWATER — A 29-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a vehicular homicide warrant alleging that he caused a crash that killed another man, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Dec. 12 crash was reported about 5:30 a.m. at McMullen-Booth and Curlew roads.

A northbound 2008 BMW sedan driven by Jonathan Peter Bytautas, of Clearwater, ran a red light at the busy intersection. It slammed into an eastbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Robert Henry Raymer Jr. 54, of Holiday in Pasco County, troopers said last month.

Both vehicles then collided with a westbound Ford pickup driven by George Neil Paajanen, 60, of Palm Harbor.

Raymer died at the scene and Paajanen had minor injuries.

Bytautas suffered serious injuries and was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. Upon his release Wednesday, he was arrested.

Bytautas was booked into the Hillsborough County jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Clearwater man arrested in McMullen-Booth crash that killed Pasco man 01/23/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:00pm]
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