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Clearwater Woman Charged with DUI after Fatal Hit and Run on Missouri Avenue

Alexa Elisabella Nix | Crime | Arrests

The motorcycle driver was thrown from his bike, Largo police say.

LARGO – A Clearwater woman was arrested after a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcycle driver on Missouri Avenue, according to the Largo Police Department.

The identity of the motorcycle driver was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. He died at the scene.

Alexa Elisabella Nix, 24, of Clearwater, was charged with one count each of DUI Manslaughter, Leaving the Scene of a Crash involving Death, and Obstruction by Disguised Person.

The crash happened about 10:40 pm. Saturday (Aug. 22) on S Missouri Avenue near Bayview Drive in Largo.

Officers said Nix was driving a 2016 Jeep Cherokee north on Missouri “at a high rate of speed” when she changed lanes and hit the 2019 Can Am that the deceased man was driving. Can Am driver was thrown from his motorcycle and the Jeep left the scene.

Police said they later found the Jeep and Nix, the registered owner, in the vicinity of the SUV. Witnesses identified Nix as the Jeep’s driver.

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