Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team
Support Services Bureau
-Forensic Science Division
Meghan Fowler (Driver-Injured)
Address: 305 Hidden Harbour Drive in Indian Rocks Beach
Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Wrangler
Ruth Sabin (Driver- Injured)
Address: 8742 113 Street North in Seminole
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Escape
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a two vehicle crash in the city of Belleair Beach.
The crash occurred at about 11:33 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
The crash occurred southbound near the 1800 block of Gulf Boulevard in Belleair Beach.
According to investigators, at approximately 11:33 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 36-year-old Megan Fowler was driving her 2014 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Gulf Boulevard. While driving, Fowler was struck from behind by 54-year-old Ruth Sabin, driving a 2006 Ford Escape.
The collision caused Fowler’s Jeep to overturn onto its passenger side and crash onto a residential fence located at 1720 Gulf Boulevard. After colliding with the Jeep, Sabin’s Ford continued southbound striking two water meters, a water main and a utility pole on the west side of the road before stopping at 1540 Gulf Boulevard.
Fowler was transported to Morton-Plant Hospital as a precaution and Sabin was taken to Bayfront Health Hospital for non-life threating injuries.
Investigators say excessive speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash.
Criminal charges are pending for Sabin.
The investigation continues.
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