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14-088 M.A.I.T. Investigates Deputy Involved Crash

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

Deputy Brandon Lundy (Not Injured)
Age: 27
Hire Date: 10/07/2011
Vehicle: 2013 Chevy Tahoe

Elexa Clark (Driver/Injured)
DOB: 07/19/1995
Address: 2342 Arcadia Drive, Holiday
Vehicle: 2000 Ford Focus

What:
Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) have responded to a deputy involved crash. The deputy was not injured. The driver of the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.

When:
Deputies responded to the crash at about 12:43 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Where:
The crash occurred at the intersection of US19 and E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Tarpon Springs.

Why/How:
According to investigators, Deputy Brandon Lundy was traveling northbound on US 19 responding to an emergency call in the area. As Deputy Lundy approached the intersection of E MLK Jr.Drive, he activated his emergency lights to make a left across US19. Investigators say as Deputy Lundy made the left turn, he was struck on the passenger side of the cruiser by 19-year-old Elexa Clark who was driving southbound on US19.

Clark was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Deputy Lundy was not injured in the crash.

Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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