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Pinellas man charged in connection with fatal crash

Pinellas County

Man charged in fatal Nov. 20 crash

A Seminole man was arrested on a vehicular homicide charge Tuesday in connection with a crash in November in which his passenger was killed.

Fielden Bruce Odell, 31, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, then released on $10,000 bail.

The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 20 at 71st Street N and 50th Avenue. Benjamin Jacob Staker, 34, of Kenneth City, was killed.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Odell was driving a Dodge Ram truck when he tried to pass another vehicle and hit the shoulder. He overcorrected, traveled back across the street and rotated clockwise. The truck hit a culvert, went airborne, turned over and hit a utility pole.

Odell was ejected and sustained minor injuries.

Pinellas man charged in connection with fatal crash 01/21/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:38pm]
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