PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (FOX 13) - A driver died in a Pinellas Park crash that injured a driver and Pinellas County deputy, officials said.
Around 3 a.m., 28-year-old Brittney Hunter was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of 66th Street North, according to investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Meanwhile, Pinellas County deputy Jonathan Ferguson and 74-year-old Richard Peterson were both traveling northbound in their own vehicles.
Both stopped at a red light at the intersection of 66th Street North and 126th Avenue North. The deputy had just finished his shift for the night, and was traveling in a fully-marked sheriff’s office Chevrolet Tahoe, officials said.
Soon after, Hunter’s 2002 Buick LaSabre crashed head-on with Peterson’s 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The impact pushed the Chevrolet into the deputy’s agency vehicle.
Hunter was transported to a nearby hospital, but later passed away from her injuries. Deputy Ferguson and Peterson were also transported, but for minor injuries. Both have since been released.
Investigators said impairment seems to be a factor in the crash.