One killed in five-vehicle crash on Gandy Boulevard

This heavily-damaged sedan is one of five vehicles involved in a crash Thursday night on Interstate 175. One driver died at a local hospital and another was arrested on a charge of DUI manslaughter.

ST. PETERSBURG — A 42-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested on a charge of DUI manslaughter in connection with a five-vehicle crash Dec. 17 that left one man dead.

Bryant Aubrey Haney was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He was also charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license causing death. Bail was set at $15,000.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two sedan-type vehicles were on southbound I-175 near the Gandy Boulevard exit, stopped in traffic in the center lane about 6:12 p.m. Two other vehicles, also sedans, were in the southbound outside lane also stopped in traffic.

Troopers said a sport utility vehicle driven southbound by Haney failed to stop and crashed into the back of one of the stopped vehicles, causing a chain reaction crash. The driver of one of the idled vehicles, a 37-year-old man from Parrish, was transported to a local hospital where he later died.