PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a vehicle leaving the roadway in the Feather Sound area and striking two pedestrians on the adjacent sidewalk, killing one of them, according to the agency.
Investigators said the crash occurred around 5:02 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Gregory Gleason, 24, of Clearwater, reportedly failed to negotiate a turn while driving west on Feather Sound Drive.
As a result, Gleason's vehicle reportedly left the road and drove onto the sidewalk, where it struck two pedestrians, Robert Parker, 67, and Laurie Parker, 55. The vehicle continued into a ditch before striking a concrete retaining wall.
Robert Parker was killed at the scene as a result of the crash, troopers said. Laurie Parker sustained minor injuries and was not hospitalized.
Gleason sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
No further information has been released.