He ran a red light and crashed into three cars, cops say. A woman was killed

A 70-year-old Sarasota woman was killed Sunday evening when a red-light runner crashed into three other vehicles at a Manatee County intersection, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The red-light runner fled after the crash, but he returned to the scene, FHP said.

About 8:05 p.m., troopers say three vehicles were occupying the left-hand turn lanes on University Parkway and proceeded to turn left onto Lockwood Ridge Road when their light turned green. According to the report, a 34-year-old Sarasota man westbound on University Parkway ran the red light, colliding with all three vehicles.

The crash injured a 38-year-old woman and critically injured an infant passenger. Audrey Kramer, 70, was the third passenger and died in the crash.

Another 63-year-old Sarasota woman was taken to Lakewood Ranch Hospital with minor injuries.

A 17-year-old Sarasota driver was unharmed.

The driver troopers say was responsible for the accident also was unharmed and was located after he attempted to leave the scene on foot and returned to the scene. No arrest was reported.

According to the report, the investigation is ongoing.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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