Clearwater Man Killed in Overnight Crash on U.S. 19

Christopher Holly, 28, of Clearwater was trying to make a u-turn on U.S. 19 when his suv was hit by a car that ran a red light, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Clearwater man was killed while making a u-turn on U.S. 19 early Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Investigators say Christopher Holly, 28, was driving northbound on U.S 19 and was attempting to make a u-turn at Republic Drive around 3:03 a.m. when his 2005 Nissan Xterra was hit by a 1999 Nissan Altima traveling southbound that ran a red light. The impact of the crash caused the Xterra to roll over.

Holly died at the scene.

Investigators say that Adrian David Rodriguez, 33, of Clearwater, was driving the Altima. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

The accident remains under investigation.

Maria October 08, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Ana Behouse and Michael D, Thank you so much for your words, I agree with you and we feel sorry for their loss. But it has nothing to do with culture, still out there good people who are great citizen’s that make a difference in their community and they are foreigners.
Ana Behouse October 08, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Mr. Bellavia: Again you have every right to be beyond angry. No one is defending what happened. That said, telling people to shut up while you use the freedom of speech argument is rather hypocritical. Complaining about someone using the term "low class" when they haven't met the person, while using a racial slur in regards to someone you obviously do not know, does the same. My entire point was that you are misusing a racial slur simply based on a last name. It makes no sense. He's not a "wetback". It is as ignorant as if I decided your friend must have been drinking only because he was out driving at 3am. (To be clear - I'm not saying that at all.) Be angry. You have every right. There aren't words enough to stress that. I truly cannot imagine what you're going through. But racial slurs? It reflects badly. Again, I'm truly sorry for your loss.
4Chris October 10, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Let's set this straight. The guy that is alive was drunk and running from the cops. Our friend was being responsible and coming back from dropping off another friend. Now he is no longer with us. God bless you and I pray you find your heart. You have NO idea what you're talking about!!!
Michael D. October 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Chris, No one here is saying that Mr. Holly was drunk. Everyone here has also stated that Mr. Rodriquez was at fault for the accident. So what facts are you trying to get straight?
Daniel October 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Chris u will be missed ,never know when its ur time .i just got done working out with u at anytime and the next day u didnt answer. sir im daniel and i went to school chris and i live in dunedin. im going to start a fundrasier for his family and him. d3071784@yahoo.com im getting together some more information to get it started so if u want contact me if u want to contribute.i going to hold a fundraiser at chica boom room / blur soon . Brook And i are throwing it in dunedin.


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