LARGO, FL – A man suspected of driving under the influence was taken into custody following a fatal accident in Pinellas County Thursday night, WFLA reports.
Police say the driver of a Jeep Wrangler ran a red light in the area of Walsingham Road and 137th Street North in Largo shortly before 6 p.m. The Wrangler crashed into a Toyota Prius that was headed south through the intersection with a green light.
The woman driving the Prius was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital. Police said the Wrangler driver showed indications of being impaired and was arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
The suspect and the victim have not yet been identified. Walsingham Road was shut down for over five hours while the scene was being cleared and investigated.
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