Pinellas County

Woman killed in rollover crash on East Lake Rd. in Pinellas

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A deadly rollover crash closed a stretch of a busy north Pinellas County road on Wednesday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators say Erin Hodges, 32, of Holiday was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer in the outside southbound lane of East Lake Road around 7 a.m.

Hodges’ SUV drove onto the shoulder of the road just south of Sandy Pointe Drive, then overcorrected and went back onto the road and overturned several times.

The SUV came to a final rest in the southbound outside lane and shoulder of East Lake Road.

Hodges was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The investigation closed part of East Lake Road for more than two hours during the morning commute.

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