Wrong-way driver dies after flipping car off Courtney Campbell

Pinellas County
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A wrong-way driver died Sunday morning after police say they flipped their car off the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Clearwater police officers and firefighters were called to the scene of the crash that happened just before 4:15 a.m.

Investigators say the driver, identified as 26-year-old Scott Wolf, was speeding the wrong way and lost control on the access road on the north side of the causeway. The car then flipped off the causeway and landed upside down in the waters of Old Tampa Bay.

A Pinellas County deputy who showed up to the scene was able to pull Wolf from the water. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Crews at the scene had to search the water to make sure no one else was in the car.;

The westbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway were temporarily shut down but have since reopened.

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