Courtney Campbell Causeway eastbound reopened after crash

(WFLA) — The eastbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway have reopened after being shut down following a two-car crash.

According to City of Clearwater Public Safety, witnesses said Ioan Lupeanu, 19, was driving above the speed limit in foggy conditions and changing lanes repeatedly when she crashed in to the rear of a commercial van stopped because of traffic.

A child was transported by ground to a local hospital after allegedly not being properly restrained in the back seat.

Public Safety officials said the child was six months old.

The child sustained serious injuries.

The driver of the van was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital for minor injuries.


Clearwater Fire crews were on scene and rerouting traffic for traveler convenience.

The eastbound lanes were closed for three hours as traffic homicide detectives investigated.

Clearwater police will consult with the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office to deicde if charges will be filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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