M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

***UPDATE as of 5:10 p.m. on 6/27/2019***

The next of kin has been notified. 

Darryl Sailor (Driver - Deceased)
DOB: 01/24/1957
Vehicle: 2008 Kia Spectra

***End of Update***

***Original News Release***

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

62-year-old male (Driver-Deceased)
Vehicle: 2008 Kia Spectra
Next of Kin Not Notified

Brendan Burke (Driver-Injured)
DOB: 08/05/1999
Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Avalon  

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a two vehicle fatal crash in Safety Harbor.

When:
The crash occurred at about 6:39 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Where:
The crash occurred at 2100 Philippe Parkway in Safety Harbor.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a two vehicle fatal crash in Safety Harbor.

According to investigators, at approximately 6:39 p.m., witnesses observed a 2008 Kia Spectra, driven by a 62-year-old male, weaving on the roadway while traveling southbound on Philippe Parkway, just north of Avon Drive in Safety Harbor.

Investigators say the Kia made a sudden, sharp left turn into the northbound lane of Philippe Parkway and was struck on the passenger side by a 2001 Toyota Avalon, driven by 19-year-old Brendan Burke, who was traveling northbound on Philippe Parkway. 

The impact forced both vehicles off the road, where the Kia struck a utility pole. 

The 62-year-old male sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, were he was pronounced deceased. Next of Kin has not been notified.

Burke sustained non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to a local hospital.

Speed and impairment do not appear to be a factors in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:04:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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