Charges against the 31-year-old St. Petersburg man accused in a fatal DUI crash have been upgraded.
- 1 killed, 1 hurt in crash early Sunday in Pinellas Park
- Bryce McCloud has been charged with DUI manslaughter
- Caroline Sine died at local hospital
- Pinellas County school officials mourning the loss
Bryce Albert McCloud is now facing DUI manslaughter charges after the death of Caroline Sine, who passed away late Monday at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a result of her injuries suffered in a traffic crash last weekend.
According to Pinellas Park police, Sine, 34 of St. Petersburg, and her boyfriend, Sean Hankins, 34, were driving just before 1 a.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park when they were struck by a 2016 Toyota Corolla.
Deputies say McCloud was drunk when he drove through a red light and struck Sine's 2003 Toyota Camry.
Sine and Hankins were rushed to the hospital, where Sine later died. Hankins remains in critical condition. Sine was a local music teacher in the Pinellas County school system. Hankins, also, is an area music teacher.
McCloud is also facing two charges of DUI causing serious bodily injury.
Pinellas Park police said surveillance video from a nearby restaurant captured the crash. Police also said McCloud refused field sobriety tests at the scene of the crash. McCloud was not injured in the crash.
"We have the ability to force blood draws and that was done in this case," said Pinellas Park Police Sgt. Mike Lynch. "As we previously stated, he did refuse the FSTs, field sobriety testing initially."
A gofundme account has been set up for Hankins.