MANATEE -- A 74-year-old Bradenton man died from his injuries in a traffic accident at U.S. 301 and Whitfield Avenue Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported today.
The victim, Thomas Ellis Briggs, died at Manatee Memorial Hospital a few hours after the 6:50 p.m. crash. A passenger was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Briggs was driving south on U.S. 301 in a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt approaching a green light, when a north-bound driver in a 1992 Lexus turned left on a red left-turn arrow into the side of the Cobalt, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Lexus then rotated into a third vehicle stopped at a traffic light on Whitfield.
Ioann Igorevich Dubovoy, 22, of Sarasota was charged with violation of right of way.
There were no other injuries in the crash.