MAIT Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

Roger James Kupsoff (Driver- Deceased)
DOB: 06/27/1945
Vehicle: 1992 gray Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Brent Phillip Rozic (Driver- Arrested)
DOB: 03/01/1971
Vehicle: 2018 red GMC 2500HD Denali 
Charges: one count Reckless Driving with Seriously Bodily Injury, one count Vehicular Homicide

PINELLAS COUNTY- At approximately 9:38 a.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team responded to Seminole Boulevard and 102nd Avenue North in Seminole to investigate a vehicle crash.

According to investigators, 77-year-old Roger Kupsoff was traveling northbound on Seminole Boulevard near the intersection of 102nd Avenue North in Seminole. A red 2018 GMC Denali pick-up truck driven by 51-year-old Brent Rozic, was traveling westbound on 102nd Avenue North approaching Seminole Boulevard at a high rate of speed. As Rozic approached, the traffic light at 102nd Avenue North was red. Rozic drove his vehicle around stopped traffic into the safety lane and ran through the red light, striking Kupsoff’s vehicle. The impact of the collision caused Kupsoff to be ejected from his vehicle into the roadway.

Kupsoff was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Rozic was arrested for one count Reckless Driving and one count Vehicular Homicide with more charges pending.

Rozic was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

According to investigators, speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

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

Posted by Felisha D. Barnes Saturday, July 30, 2022 4:58:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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