An Early-Morning Collision on Interstate 275 Killed a Pasco County Man and Injured Three Other People in Pinellas County
Daniel Harrell, 22, of Land O’ Lakes, was driving a 1987 Nissan pickup north on I-275, just past Fourth Street when it was hit from behind by a 2004 Mercedes Benz that failed to slow down, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The wreck happened at 3:15 a.m., just before the Howard Frankland Bridge.
The impact caused the pickup to lose control, hit a center barrier wall, then go into a spin and turn on its side. Harrell, the driver, was ejected as the truck flipped, an accident report states.
He was not wearing a seatbelt, the report said.
Passenger James Keene, 22, of Land O’ Lakes, was taken to Tampa General Hospital with injuries the FHP described as serious. Another passenger in the truck, Laci Fisher, 21, also of Land O’ Lakes, received minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts, the report said.
The Mercedes’ driver, William Storey, 40, of Kenneth City, received minor injuries, the FHP said.
The accident remains under investigation.