PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – A 37-year-old Oldsmar man has died following a crash that happened Friday in Unincorporated Clearwater.
On Friday, at approximately 9:52 a.m., Pinellas County deputies responded to the roadway in front of 13900 49th Street North, after receiving a report of a male hit by a vehicle.
According to detectives, 37-year-old Jesse Chilson was walking southbound on the sidewalk in front of 13900 49th Street North.
Detectives learned that Chilson committed a petit theft and then ran eastbound, into the southbound lanes of 49th Street North. A 2018 blue Ford F150, driven by 76-year-old Thomas Polski, was traveling southbound on 49th Street North. According to detectives,
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Chilson ran into traffic and was struck by the F150.
Chilson was pronounced deceased at the scene. Polski was uninjured. Speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the crash.
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