M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

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

Largo Police Department

Jessie Myrick (Driver – Injured)
DOB: 01/04/1958
Address: 1400 Alpine Road, Clearwater
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Nitro

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash that injured a man in Dunedin.

When:
The crash occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2018.

Where:
The crash occurred on Milwaukee Avenue near the intersection of James Street in Dunedin.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash that injured a man in Dunedin.

According to investigators, an on-duty Largo Police officer conducting follow-up at Mease Dunedin Hospital was parked on Milwaukee Avenue near Virginia Street when he observed a 2010 Dodge Nitro strike an unoccupied 2012 GMC Arcadia parked on Milwaukee Avenue.

Investigators say the driver of the Dodge Nitro did not stop after the collision and continued driving southbound on Milwaukee Avenue. The Largo Police officer followed the vehicle and activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The Dodge Nitro continued southbound towards the intersection of James Street where the vehicle lost control, drove off the roadway and struck a tree. The collision caused the vehicle to rollover and come to final rest on the roof.

The driver of the Dodge Nitro, 60-year-old Jessie Myrick, was trapped inside the vehicle. Paramedics responded to the scene and extricated Myrick from the vehicle. Myrick was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators say Myrick did not show signs of impairment. They believe Myrick suffered a medical episode that caused his erratic driving and both crashes.

The investigation continues.   

 

Posted by Spencer Gross Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:43:00 AM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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