A man on a scooter was killed early Tuesday by a car that had run a red light in Clearwater, police said.

  • Scooter driver killed in crash in Clearwater
  • Police: Car's driver 'showed signs of impairment'
  • Car's driver booked into Pinellas County Jail

According to Clearwater Police, the crash happened at 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of Belcher Road and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.

Police said Jerome Keith Smith, 55, of Palm Harbor was on a scooter traveling northbound on Belcher Road when he was struck by a westbound 2006 Chrysler Sebring that ran the red light on Gulf-to-Bay.

The impact of the collision pushed the scooter into the side of a 1995 Lincoln Towncar that was also northbound on Belcher.

Smith died at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Police have identified the driver of the car that ran the red light as Ronald Siggeman and said he showed signs of impairment. Siggeman was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license in an accident involving death or serious bodily injury.

The driver of the Towncar received minor injuries. Police have not released the name of the scooter driver.

Ronald Siggeman (City of Clearwater)