M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

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

Sophia Delott (Bicyclist- Deceased)
DOB: 11/08/2001

Neil Singhal (Driver- Uninjured)
DOB: 12/14/1949
Address: 1 Windrush Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach 
Vehicle: 2014 BMW 320i
Charges: DUI Manslaughter

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a fatal vehicle vs bicycle crash in Indian Rocks Beach.

When:
The crash occurred at about 10:33 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Where:
The crash occurred on the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge in Indian Rocks Beach.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a fatal vehicle vs bicycle crash in Indian Rocks Beach.

According to investigators, 69-year-old Neil Singhal was driving his 2014 BMW 320i westbound on the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge, approaching East Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach.

Investigators say 17-year-old Sophia Delott was riding her bicycle eastbound, on the westbound side of the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge, in a designated bicycle lane. Delott’s bicycle did have front and rear lights.

Witnesses say Singhal’s vehicle veered into the bicycle lane and struck Delott, ejecting her from the bicycle.

Delott sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased

Singhal did not sustain any injuries.

Investigators say impairment was a factor in the crash. Singhal was arrested for DUI Manslaughter and transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

A booking photo was not available at the time of this release.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:47:00 AM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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