ST. PETERSBURG – Southbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge were closed for 2 ½ hours April 22, as Florida Highway Patrol investigated a four-car crash that resulted in the death of an Ontario man.
Troopers report that about 1:07 p.m. Susan Jean Moran, 54, of Seminole was driving a 2012 Toyota Camry southbound on I-275 in the inside lane on the Skyway Bridge about three miles south of Pinellas Point Drive.
Louis Tischler, 87, of St. Catharines, Ontario also was traveling southbound on I-275 ahead of Moran, as was Gary Lee Kistner, 67, of Largo and Bruce Becker, 47. All three were stopped for traffic.
Moran failed to stop and collided with the rear of Tischler’s 1997 Toyota RAV4. Tischler’s vehicle then collided with the rear of Kistner’s car before spinning around and hitting the side of Becker’s 2014 Chevy Malibu.
Tischler suffered serious injuries and was transported to Blake Medical Center where he died April 26. Moran was charged with careless driving.