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13-265 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Four Vehicle Accident In Largo

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

Edward R. Howe (Injured Driver)
DOB: 3/17/1954
Address: 14795 113th Avenue North, Largo
Vehicle: 2009 Ford Ranger

Theodore Ostrowski (Injured Driver)
DOB: 11/26/1942
Address: 1001 Starkey Road, Lot #186, Largo
Vehicle: 2012 Toyota Camry

Child Protective Investigator Casey Wilcox (Injured Driver)
Date of Hire: March 2001
Vehicle: Unmarked 2011 Ford Fusion

Child Protective Investigator Supervisor David Motta (Uninjured Driver)
Date of Hire: October 1999
Vehicle: Unmarked 2012 Ford Fusion

Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a four vehicle crash where three people were injured.

The crash occurred at about 9:47 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and Seminole Blvd. in Largo.

According to investigators, CPI Supervisor David Motta was stopped at the red light on Ulmerton Road at Seminole Blvd. in an unmarked 2012 Ford Fusion. Stopped behind CPIS Motta was CPI Casey Wilcox in an unmarked 2011 Ford Fusion and 71-year-old Theodore Ostrowski in a 2012 Toyota Camry.

The driver of a 2009 Ford Ranger was traveling eastbound on Ulmerton, approaching the three vehicles stopped at the intersection. The driver, 59-year-old Edward Howe, failed to slow or stop his vehicle, causing him to crash into the rear of the Toyota Camry. The impact caused a chain reaction and the Camry struck the 2011 Ford Fusion, which in turn caused that vehicle to strike the 2012 Ford Fusion. Howe, Ostrowski and CPI Wilcox were transported to local hospitals via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. CPI Supervisor Motta was not injured in the accident.

It does not appear that alcohol or drug impairment were factors in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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