One dead after accident at Bradenton intersection that blocked traffic for hours

One man is dead after an accident at a Bradenton intersection on Wednesday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Ross Edward Christie, a 79-year-old man from Quebec, Canada, was killed after his vehicle was struck by a car that ran a red light.

The incident occurred around 2:35 p.m. at the intersection of 34th Street West and El Conquistador Parkway in Bradenton and blocked traffic for hours.

A 28-year-old man from Pinellas Park who was driving a Ford E-150 southbound on 34th Street West failed to stop for a red traffic signal at El Conquistador Parkway, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The Ford struck Christie’s Lexus RX 350 as it traveled through the intersection. The Lexus then collided with a dump truck that was traveling in the lane beside it.

Christie was transported to Blake Medical Center and died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Ford suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and was also transported to Blake Medical Center.

The driver of the dump truck, a 49-year old man from Bradenton, was uninjured.

The incident is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed.

Ryan Ballogg covers arts, entertainment, dining, breaking and local news for the Bradenton Herald. He won first place for feature writing in the Florida Press Club’s 2018 Excellence in Journalism Competition. Ryan is a Florida native and graduated from University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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