CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A teenager was struck by a truck while crossing the street in Clearwater on Friday.
The Clearwater Police Department and Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to the crash along Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., near Old Coachman Road, just before 7:30 a.m.
Police said Isaiah Edward Baker Castellano, 19, was hit in the westbound lanes while riding a skateboard. He was rushed to Morton Plant Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Clearwater police said Castellano was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk during a green light. Investigators found the crane truck driver, identified as Leoyans Lopez Diaz, 35, ran a red light before striking the teenager.
Police said Diaz did not seem impaired at the time of the crash. They are continuing to investigate the incident.
The westbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay were closed from US-19 to Old Coachman Road for several hours, but were reopened at 11 a.m.