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14-215 Deputies Investigate A Single Vehicle Crash On The Indian Rocks Bridge

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau

Clearwater Fire Rescue

Robin Smith (Deceased)
DOB: 6/08/1965
Address: 706 East Gulf Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach
Vehicle: 1989 Jeep Wrangler

What:
Deputies are investigating a crash in Indian Rocks Beach.

Where:
The crash took place in the east bound lanes of the Indian Rocks Beach Bridge.  

When:
The crash occurred on Thursday August 21, 2014 at approximately 4:50 a.m.

How/Why:
Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on the Indian Rocks Bridge, at approximately 4:50 a.m. this morning. The Jeep, driven by Robin Smith, was heading east bound over the bridge. The vehicle struck the concrete guardrail on the bridge and overturned coming to rest on the driver side on the drawbridge portion of the bridge.

The investigation revealed an eye witness who saw the crash and observed Smith exit the wrecked vehicle. Smith then walked to the south side of the bridge, climbed over the railing and jumped into the water. Deputies and fire rescue units initiated a water rescue. A short time later, Smith was recovered unresponsive from the water by Clearwater Fire Department. Smith was transported to a nearby dock and pronounced deceased.  

 The cause of the crash is unknown.  

 The investigation continues.

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