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14-183 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Crash In Dunedin

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

Robert K. Reed (Injured Driver)
Address: 9 Forbes Place Dunedin
DOB: 6/17/1941
Vehicle: 2010 Audi

Jeanette Kelly (Injured Pedestrian)
Address: 3301 Alt. 19 N. #431 Dunedin
DOB: 11/26/1950

Mark A Imperato (Injured Bicyclist)
Address: 2495 Del Rio Way Dunedin
DOB: 9/11/1958

Robert R Hupp (Uninjured Driver)
Address: 1191 Taylor Avenue Dunedin
DOB:12/25/1948
Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Armada

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a crash in Dunedin.

Where:
The incident took place at Alternate 19 and Curlew Road in Dunedin, Causeway Plaza Parking lot (northwest corner).

When:
The crash occurred on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at approximately 3:12 p.m.

How/Why:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a crash that occurred at Alternate 19 and Curlew Road in the Causeway Plaza in Dunedin.

At approximately 3:12 p.m. Robert Reed was driving his 2010 Audi northbound through the parking lot and for an unknown reason accelerated striking a concrete block wall in front of the Dunedin Family Fitness Center. When Reed struck the wall, large chunks of the concrete wall broke apart and struck Jeanette Kelly who was walking into the gym.

Reed then struck a bicyclist, Mark A. Imperato, crossing in the parking lot. After striking the bicyclist, Reed continued northbound through the parking lot before striking a 2004 Nissan Armada driven by Robert R. Hupp. The vehicles came to rest after the final collision.

Reed was transported to Mease Dunedin Hospital for life threatening injuries. Robert Hupp was not injured in the crash. Mark Imerato and Jeanette Kelly were transported to Bayfront Medical Center and are in stable condition.

Alcohol and drug impairment are not factors in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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