All lanes of travel on 44th Street between 118th Avenue and 122nd Avenue are closed during the investigation.By Staff Writer

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Law enforcement and rescue crews say a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

For hours following the crash, the Pinellas Park Police Department closed all lanes of travel on 44th Street North between 118th Avenue and 122nd Avenue during the investigation.

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The pedestrian involved in the crash sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

Through investigation, detectives determined 54-year-old Jeffery Fountain of Clearwater was driving a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 south on 44th St North. The 24-year-old pedestrian from Trinity, Jenna Hopkins, was
crossing the roadway when Jeffery Fountain failed to observe her and struck her while she was walking across the street.

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At the time of the crash, Jeffery Fountain was operating a client’s vehicle for the mechanic shop where he is employed. He remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

This investigation is still open and active and impairment is not a factor in this crash. CW44 News At 10 will provide further updates as they are made available.

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