Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team
Support Services Bureau
-Forensic Science Division
Miguel A. Gonzalez (Driver - Deceased)
DOB: 44 years of age
Vehicle: 2013 Ford F-150
PINELLAS COUNTY – On March 8, 2021 at approximately 3:30 a.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) responded to the Indian Rocks Bridge and East Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach for a single vehicle crash.
According to investigators, deputies arrived to the scene and discovered an overturned Ford F-150 with 44-year-old Miguel Gonzalez near the vehicle. Gonzalez was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators say Gonzalez was driving westbound on Indian Rocks Bridge when for unknown reasons he lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete barrier, partially ejecting him out of the passenger front window.
As the Ford continued westbound against the barrier wall, the truck impacted several portions of the metal railing on top of the barrier wall. Gonzalez was fully ejected from the vehicle onto the curb, along the north side of the roadway, at the intersection of 5th Avenue North and East Gulf Boulevard. The Ford continued westbound, went onto the curb and sidewalk, struck a palm tree and a set of Pinellas County Junction signs, then overturned on its passenger side in front of 300 5th Avenue North. Gonzalez was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.
Gonzalez was a sergeant with the Florida Department of Corrections and was assigned to Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell, Florida.
Next of kin and the Florida Department of Corrections has been notified.
The investigation continues.
Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info