Two Crashes and One Death

TITLE: Pinellas Park Police Investigate Two Overnight Crashes with One Death

WHEN:

First Crash - October 23rd, 2021, at 12:45 AM
Second Crash - October 23rd, 2021, at 02:20 AM

WHO:

First Crash - Deceased - Jerrica Cole, B/F 24 YOA from Riverview, FL

Second Crash -
Motorcycle Operator - Robert Fallon, W/M 22 YOA from Port Richey, FL
Volkswagen Driver - Hannah Kiousis, W/F 23 YOA from Safety Harbor, FL


WHERE:

First Crash - 118th Ave at Lake Allen Dr
Second Crash - US Highway 19 northbound entrance ramp from Bryan Dairy Rd


WHAT: On October 23rd, 2021, at approximately 12:45 AM, the Pinellas Park
Police Department responded to Lake Allen Dr and 118th Ave for a
single-vehicle crash.  Once on scene, fire department personnel was working to
extricate a female driver from the vehicle.  The female driver, Jerrica Cole,
was later transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.

Investigators determined the Jerrica Cole failed to negotiate a curve on 118th
Ave, directly west of Lake Allen Dr.  The vehicle left the roadway striking a
tree along the 118th Ave right-of-way.  No other vehicles were involved in
this crash and the exact causation is under investigation.

While investigators were on the first crash scene, a second collision occurred
on the US Highway 19 northbound entrance ramp from Bryan Dairy Rd.  This
location is within the construction area and the entrance ramp is a
single-lane roadway onto US Highway 19 N.  The entrance ramp is lined with
temporary concrete barriers on both sides of the road.

Investigators determined a motorcycle was traveling south on the northbound
entrance ramp. At the same time, a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling the north on
the northbound entrance ramp.  A head-on collision occurred, causing the
motorcycle rider to be ejected from the bike and later transported to a local
hospital.  A witness corroborated that the motorcycle was traveling in the
wrong direction before the collision.

The driver of the Volkswagen Jetta, Hannah Kiousis, showed signs of impairment
and was arrested for DUI.  Hannah Kiousis was transported to the Pinellas
County Jail and booked for misdemeanor DUI.  The motorcycle operator, Robert
Fallon, was transported to a local hospital and is currently in critical
condition.

No other information is expected to be released for either crash.


Released by: Sergeant John Shea

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For more information contact:

Pinellas Park Police Department
Public Information Office
727-369-5829
pio@pinellas-park.com