Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Public safety

Ulmerton Road reopened following 4-car crash

LARGO — Three people were injured Monday morning, including a child protective investigator, in a four-vehicle crash that shut down part of Ulmerton Road for hours, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

David Motta, a child protective investigation supervisor driving a 2012 Ford Fusion, was stopped at a red light just before 10 a.m. on eastbound Ulmerton Road at Seminole Boulevard.

Behind him was child protective investigator Casey Wilcox in another Ford Fusion and Theodore Ostrowski, 71, in a Toyota Camry.

Edward R. Howe, 59, of Largo, was driving a Ford Ranger in the same direction when he "failed to slow or stop his vehicle," slamming into the Camry and causing a chain reaction crash involving the four cars, deputies said.

Howe, Ostrowski, and Wilcox were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Motta was not hurt, deputies said.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash. An investigation remained under way Monday.

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