LARGO – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a four-vehicle crash where three people were injured. The crash occurred at about 9:47 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and Seminole Boulevard in Largo.
According to investigators, Child Protective Investigator Supervisor David Motta was stopped at the red light on Ulmerton Road at Seminole Boulevard in an unmarked 2012 Ford Fusion. Stopped behind Motta was Child Protective Investigator Casey Wilcox in an unmarked 2011 Ford Fusion. Behind Wilcox was Theodore Ostrowski, 71, of Largo in a 2012 Toyota Camry.
Edward Howe, 59, of Largo was driving a 2009 Ford Ranger eastbound on Ulmerton, approaching the three vehicles stopped at the intersection. Howe failed to slow or stop his vehicle, causing him to crash into the rear of the Toyota Camry. The impact caused a chain reaction. The Camry struck the 2011 Ford Fusion, which in turn caused that vehicle to strike the 2012 Ford Fusion. Howe, Ostrowski and Wilcox were transported to local hospitals via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Motta was not injured.
Investigators said it does not appear that alcohol or drug impairment were factors in the crash. The investigation continues.