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13-042 M.A.I.T. Deputies Investigate Single Vehicle Fatal Crash In Dunedin

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)

Dunedin Fire Rescue

Matthew W. Vonderau (Deceased)
Address: 571 Northridge Drive, Palm Harbor
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150

Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash in Dunedin.

The crash occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013.

The crash occurred at County Road 1 and Hickory Gate Drive in Dunedin.

According to M.A.I.T. investigators, 31-year-old Matthew W. Vonderau was traveling northbound on County Road 1 at Hickory Gate Drive, when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. Deputies say the vehicle swerved off the roadway struck several trees and overturned, before coming to final rest upright. Vonderau was ejected from the vehicle.

Dunedin Fire Rescue responded and Vonderau was pronounced dead on scene.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

The investigation continues.

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