3 family members die in Florida hit and run; driver sought

3 family members die in Florida hit and run; driver sought
Seventh District officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting around 7:08 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 4). (Source: NOPD)

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Florida law enforcement is searching for the hit-and-run driver who ran a red light and plowed into a car, killing a Clearwater couple and their teenage son.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened late Saturday in Palm Harbor, north of St. Petersburg.

A 2010 Nissan Versa containing Bruce and Lisa Johnson and their 18-year-old son, Glenworth, turned left onto a road and was struck from behind by a 2013 Buick Lacrosse that had run the light.

The Johnsons died at the scene. None wore seat belts. The Buick’s driver and passenger ran from the scene, leaving it behind.

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