Pedestrian dies in Clearwater traffic crash

Posted at 6:39 AM, Sep 29, 2016

One person has died in a fatal traffic crash at the intersection of Gulf To Bay Blvd. and Belcher Rd, officials said.

Clearwater police was the responding agency.

The Clearwater Police Department received a call about the incident shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday.

Clearwater Public Safety says the pedestrian was pushing a wheelchair and not in a crosswalk when he was hit on Gulf-to-Bay by a man driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan driven by Lester Garcia-Lopez, of Tampa. 



Authorities say the victim was a 66-year-old male who lived nearby where the accident happened. His name has not been released at this time. 

The westbound lanes of Gulf to Bay were closed while officials investigated the accident.