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Girls injured in Clearwater crash that killed crossing guard released from hospital

CLEARWATER — Two girls, ages 2 and 4, injured Tuesday morning after their father struck and killed a crossing guard with a Cadillac have been released from the hospital, police said.

The 2-year-old girl was released from All Children's Hospital on Wednesday night while her sister, who spent some time in the intensive care unit, was released Thursday.

On Tuesday about 9 a.m., Julious Johnson, who was driving a Cadillac with his daughters inside, ran a red light at Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road, collided with a Honda, and then struck crossing guard Douglas Carey, according to police.

Carey, a 70-year-old retired Clearwater police officer, died at the scene. The two girls were taken to All Children's Hospital.

Johnson ran away from his mangled car, leaving his daughters behind. He was arrested moments later and faces several charges, including leaving the scene of a crash involving death and aggravated child neglect.

He remained at the Pinellas County jail Thursday in lieu of $481,000 bail.

Girls injured in Clearwater crash that killed crossing guard released from hospital 05/22/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:20pm]
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