Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team
Support Services Bureau
-Forensic Science Division
Edward Heilman (Driver-Uninjured)
Address: 1479 Heather Drive, Dunedin, Florida
Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Mariner
Cecilia Escarlet Dassie (Pedestrian- Injured)
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in Dunedin.
The crash occurred at about 6:50 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.
The crash occurred near the intersection of San Christopher Drive and County Road 1.
According to investigators, at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, 79-year-old Cecilia Dassie was crossing San Christopher Drive just west of County Road 1. She was crossing from the south side to the north side and was pulling a metal cart with groceries. She was not in a designated crosswalk.
Investigators say, 37-year-old Edward Heilman was travelling northbound on County Road 1 when he turned west onto San Christopher Drive.
Heilman was driving a Mercury SUV and struck Dassie on her right side.
She was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
It does not appear that speed or impairment are factors in the crash.
The investigation continues.
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