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14-112(A) M.A.I.T. Investigates Fatal Crash On The Pinellas Bayway; Two Dead

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

Vehicle #1 2004 Chevy Tahoe:

Charles Mason (Deceased Driver)
DOB: 04/11/1958
Address: 354 44th Avenue, St Petersburg

Clifford Mason (Passenger – uninjured)
DOB: 07/27/2007
Address: 354 44th Avenue, St. Petersburg

Child passenger (uninjured -Transported to the hospital as a precaution)

Vehicle #2 1992 Ford F250 truck

Clovis Polston (Deceased Driver)
DOB: 01/17/1948
Address: 9333 Park Blvd, #B22, Seminole

Vehicle #3 2008 Honda Accord

Carroll Elmore (Driver-uninjured)
DOB: 02/17/1969
Address: 6365 Bahia Del Mar Blvd, #207, St Petersburg

Jenny McCollum (Passenger – uninjured)
DOB: 04/09/1982
Address: 720 Ixora Ave, Ellington

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a fatal three vehicle crash on the Pinellas Bayway that left two people dead.

When:
The crash occured at about 9:42 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Where:
The crash occurred on the Pinellas Bayway east of Granada Street in St. Pete Beach.

Why/How:
According to investigators, a 2004 Chevy Tahoe driven by Charles Mason was travelling westbound over the Pinellas Bayway. Deputies say as he entered a right curve heading toward the toll area, he crossed the center line striking a 1992 Ford F250 driven by Clovis Polston- who was headed eastbound on the Bayway – head on. A third vehicle, a 2008 Honda driven by Carroll Elmore was also headed eastbound on the Bayway. As he tried to stop, the rear of the Ford truck struck the front of his vehicle.

The driver of the Tahoe, Charles Mason and the driver of the Ford F250 Truck, Clovis Polston died at the scene. The passenger in the Tahoe, Clifford Mason, was uninjured. Carroll Elmore (driver) and Jenny McCollum (passenger) of the Honda were uninjured.

According to deputies a child passenger in the Tahoe did not suffer any injuries but was transported to All Children’s Hospital for precuationary reasons.

The investigation continues.

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