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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.

Ulmerton Road reopened following 4-car crash 12/09/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 9, 2013 3:52pm]
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