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Man in wheelchair killed in hit-and-run crash on U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park

Police are looking for a white compact sedan or hatchback with heavy front-end damage.
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Published Oct. 7
Updated Oct. 7

PINELLAS PARK — A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed Wednesday night while crossing U.S. 19 by a driver who fled the scene, police said.

The crash occurred around 8 p.m. at U.S. 19 and Mainlands Boulevard. The victim was identified as Gary Boisvert, 63, of Pinellas Park.

Boisvert was crossing U.S. 19 in the crosswalk but against the “Do Not Walk” signal when a car headed south on the highway accelerated while approaching a yellow light, police said.

The driver hit Boisvert and fled. Boisvert was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Police are looking for a white compact sedan or hatchback with heavy front-end damage.