CLEARWATER – A St. Petersburg man died at the scene of a crash that occurred about 6 a.m. Oct. 26 on McMullen Booth Road south of Union Street.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tracy Joseph Thieben, 44, was driving his 2005 Hyundai Elantra northbound in the outside lane of McMullen Booth Road just south of Union Street just before the crash. For reasons unknown, Thieben traveled across the northbound lanes of McMullen Booth Road, across the raised median and on into the southbound lanes into the path of a 2000 Pontiac Montana driven by Scotty Ray Baine, 45, of Oldsmar.
The right side of Thieben’s vehicle collided with the left front of Baine’s Pontiac. The vehicles came to rest facing west on the shoulder of McMullen Booth Road.
Thieben died at the scene. Baine suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital.