One Dead, Five Injured in Pinellas Park Crash
Officers are looking into the possibility that the two cars were racing each other, Pinellas Park police said.
PINELLAS PARK – A St. Petersburg man died and five others were injured in a two-car crash on Park Boulevard late Tuesday (June 27) night, Pinellas Park police said.
Glenis Mullins III, 36, of St. Petersburg, died at the scene. The 15-year-old driver, whose name is being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation, and passengers, Bryce Walker, 18, of Largo; Justice Mullins, 15, of St. Petersburg; Rebecca Costin, 15, of St. Petersburg; and Edwjin Calderon, 16, of Clearwater, were taken to area hospitals. None were reported to have life threatening injuries. Justice Mullins is the son of Glenis Mullins.
The driver and passenger in the other car were not injured. Their car, a 2014 Nissan, sustained minor damage.
The crash happened about 11:06 p.m. in the 6300 block of Park Boulevard. Police said a 15-year-old girl was driving a 2004 Mazda 3 west on Park at a high rate of speed. Andrew Lightsey, 27, of St. Petersburg, was driving the Nissan west on Park, also at a high rate of speed. Officers said they are looking into the possibility that the two vehicles were racing each other.
A third vehicle pulled onto Park from 62nd Way N, which caused one of the speeding cars to change lanes, officers said. That car sideswiped the other vehicle. The collision cause the Mazda to lose control and leave the roadway where it hit a tree.
The third non-involved vehicle and its occupants remained on scene and, police said, they were not at fault in the crash.
None of the people in the Mazda nor the Nissan knew each other. Police said this appears to be a random event that took place between them. The investigation is continuing. Police said criminal charges are a possibility.
For information about the Pinellas Park police, go to pinellas-park.com.
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