Clearwater Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter in Passenger’s Death

A Clearwater woman was charged this week with DUI manslaughter in connection with an October accident where a passenger in her car was killed.


Reports allege that the woman had just exited the Bayside Bridge in the early hours of Oct. 27 when the accident occurred. She was headed south on County Road 611 just north of Roosevelt Boulevard when she failed to handle a curve and left the roadway, traveling into the median. The woman’s Nissan Altima struck some landscaping before entering the roadway’s northbound lanes. Her front-seat passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the car. Law enforcement reports say the passenger was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg and died from her injuries three days later.

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