Clearwater, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-A school crossing guard is dead and three others are injured following a two-car crash at Belcher and Gulf-to-Bay.
Police Chief Anthony Holloway says the crossing guard killed was 70 year-old Doug Carey. Carey retired after 20 years of service with the Clearwater Police Department.
A 4-year-old girl suffered multiple fractures and a possible head injury and a 2-year-old girl has minor injuries. They were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. The girls are both in guarded condition.
Police say the little girls were in a Cadillac that was westbound on Gulf-to-Bay. The driver of that Cadillac was Julious Johnson, police say.
Police say Johnson ran a red light and caused the crash that killed Carey. Johnson is now facing a long list of charges, including leaving the scene of an accident causing death. Investigators say Johnson has been arrested 17 times since 2005.
Witnesses say Johnson handed one of the girls to a stranger after the crash and left the other child in the street as he ran away. Johnson was captured a short time later.
The driver of a Honda, which was eastbound on Gulf-to-Bay and trying to turn north on Belcher, was also hit. She was treated and released from Morton Plant Hospital.
[pictured above] Doug Carey, victim (Photo courtesy of Clearwater Police)
[PICTURED BELOW - 28-year-old Julious Johnson]
Photo Credit City of Clearwater Public Safety