Crash in Dunedin shuts down road for 6 hours

10:17 AM, Dec 7, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

 


 


Dunedin, Florida -- A truck trying to pass a vehicle that was directing traffic ended up crashing and injuring three people. 

According to reports, a Ford F350 was traveling slow in the curblane of Belcher Road, pulling a directional arrow sign board through an area of construction. The sign was directing drivers to the median lane.

A Ford Sport Track driven by 18-year-old Cory Ziegler was also traveling northbound in the median lane of Belcher Road.

Investigators say Ziegler changed lanes into the curb lane in order to go around a slower moving vehicle. As he changed lanes, deputies say, he noticed the arrow board and attempted to accelerate around the slow moving vehicle. As he attempted to move back into the median lane to avoid the arrow board trailer, Ziegler struck the trailer with the rear of his vehicle, causing him to lose control and the vehicle to fishtail. The Ford then struck the median and began to roll.

The roll caused Ziegler's three passengers, James Spence, Jessie Aldridge and  Kyle Aldridge to be ejected from the vehicle. Deputies say the three did not appear to be wearing seat belts.

Ziegler was wearing a seat belt and was not ejected or injured in the crash. James Spence and Jessie Aldreidge were transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of life threatening injuries. Kyle Aldridge was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of minor non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic was shut down for approximately 6 hours while deputies investigated the scene. At this time deputies say speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

Check out some of our most read stories from 2013:

#shortyellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Terrorism Warning: Memo says terrorists practicing dry-runs on Florida flights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Courtroom apology: Woman apologizes for flipping off judge

Weird ice: Strange, giant circles appear on frozen pond

Controversial Club: College student organizes "White Student Union"

CFO Trouble: School administrative chief in trouble over her porn sex blog

Warning Shot Wife: Mother gets 20 years for firing warning shots at abusive husband

Science Arrest: Teen girl arrested over science project explosion

Wait, WHAT?? Dog shoots man in the leg with a handgun

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Travon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

Most Watched Videos