The Sarasota Police Department believes alcohol was a factor in a Siesta Drive crash that ended with the a passenger’s death and serious injuries to two other occupants.
A Bradenton man is dead after the Dodge Journey in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree on Siesta Key after 2 a.m. Monday.
The Sarasota Police Department believes alcohol was a factor in the crash, which occurred at the curve in which Siesta Drive becomes Higel Avenue at the north end of the island. Christopher Tirado, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the unnamed female driver and another female passenger were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Only the driver was wearing a seatbelt, according to a Sarasota Police news release. Emergency personnel closed the roadway for roughly four hours during the investigation.
The Bay Island Siesta Association is hosting a meeting regarding traffic and speeding at 7 p.m. tonight, at Siesta Key Chapel. In the past, neighbors have sought improvements for the intersection of Siesta and Higel.