M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

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

Deputy Mark Reeves (Minor Injuries)
Hire Date: 10/12/2012
Vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chester Dunham (Driver – Non-Life Threatening Injuries)
DOB: 06/18/1950
Address: 66117 Windsor Road, Pinellas Park
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape

Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) have responded to a deputy-involved crash in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

The crash occurred at approximately 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

The crash happened at 54th Avenue North and 40th Street North in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a crash involving a deputy.

According to investigators, Deputy Reeves was traveling eastbound on 54th Avenue in his 2015 marked Chevrolet Tahoe, with his emergency lights and sirens activated, responding to a call for assistance. A 2008 Ford Escape, operated by 67-year-old Chester Dunham, was also traveling eastbound and was stopped waiting for traffic. As Deputy Reeves went into the median westbound lanes to pass stopped traffic, Chester Dunham attempted to make a left turn into a business. Dunham turned into Deputy Reeves’ patrol vehicle while he was still operating with emergency lights and siren.

Dunham was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Reeves was also taken to an emergency care clinic for minor injuries.

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the investigation.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:53:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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