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Pinellas Park Police Investigate Fatal Hit And Run That Killed 63-Year-Old Man

PINELLAS PARK, FL. – A 63-year-old man was killed on Wednesday night after a hit and run crash that happened on US 19.

At approximately 8:00 PM, officers responded to US Highway 19 N and Mainlands Blvd for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.  

Once on the scene, officers located a male victim, Gary Boisvert, 63, with life-threatening injuries and he was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased.

Police say the vehicle involved left the scene before the arrival of emergency personnel and has not been located.  The vehicle is described as a white compact sedan or hatchback with heavy front-end damage.

Investigators determined Gary Boisvert was crossing US Highway 19 N in the crosswalk against the “Do Not Walk” signal. At the time, Gary Boisvert was traveling in a wheelchair under his power. 

The suspect vehicle was traveling south on US Highway 19 and increased its speed as they approached a yellow light at the intersection.  The suspect vehicle struck Gary Boisvert and the wheelchair, then fleeing the scene without rendering any aid or notifying law enforcement.

Over the last week, the Pinellas Park Police Department has investigated two hit and run crashes involving serious injury or death.  As a reminder, we encourage anyone involved in a traffic accident to remain on the scene and immediately notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, required by Florida state statute.

The second crash being investigated occurred on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, at approximately 7:00 AM at 34th St N and 62nd Ave. 

The female pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk located at the intersection when she was struck by a vehicle.   The pedestrian involved sustained life-threatening injuries and the vehicle fled the scene. 

The suspect vehicle for this case was described as a gold car, possibly a Toyota.

“We are asking the community to assist with identifying and locating the vehicles and drivers involved in both cases.  If you have any information for either crash, please contact Pinellas County Crime Stoppers (1-800-973-TIPS) or the Pinellas Park Police Department (727-369-7864),” said Pinellas Park Police in a statement.

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