One Dead, Two Seriously Injured from Starkey Road Crash
One vehicle turned into the path of the other, FHP troopers said.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A Seminole man died this morning (Dec. 30) and two other people were seriously injured this morning in a crash on Starkey Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Robert Lee Fournier, 56, of Seminole, died at St. Petersburg General Hospital where he was taken after the crash. It is unknown if he had been drinking.
The driver of the other vehicle, Roger Lee Edwards, 50, of Seminole, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition. He remained in serious condition late Monday (Dec. 31).
His passenger, Christopher T. Clark, 47, of Seminole, was taken to Bayfront in serious condition.
Both Edwards and Clark had been drinking, troopers said. Edwards was not wearing a seat belt.
The crash happened about 2:59 a.m. at the intersection of Starkey Road and Magnolia Drive in Pinellas County.
Troopers said Mr. Fournier was driving a 2013 Dodge Challenger south on Starkey Road when he turned at Magnolia into the path of a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT that Edwards was driving north on Starkey.
After the two vehicles collided, the Dodge rotated to final rest in the northbound lanes of Starkey north of Magnolia. The Lincoln left the road and collided with a concrete bus bench, then a street sign, then a wooden privacy fence at 8897 Magnolia. The Lincoln then overturned and hit a utility pole.
Weather conditions at the time did not contribute to the crash, troopers said.
The crash closed portions of the road way for about 10 and a half hours. Starkey was fully reopened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 30).
Photo courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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