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Father killed, son critical after being hit by vehicle in Clearwater

Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 05:42:10-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A father is dead and his son is in critical condition after they were hit by a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

The Clearwater Police Department says the Barry LeBlanc and his 80-year-old father Ernest LeBlanc were crossing Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at Fernwood Avenue when they were hit by a GMC Suburban driving eastbound.

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Police were called after 7 a.m. They say the driver remained on scene and is cooperating with police.

Authorities say the men lived near the intersection.

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Barry LeBlanc

All eastbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay were closed for several hours as police investigated the crash.

No other information has been released at this time.

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