Thursday, December 19, 2019

Driver Crashes Into Sarasota Airport Terminal

SARASOTA, FL. -- Juan Monsivis, 40 of Bradenton was traveling north on US 41 (SR 45) in a reckless manner as New College Police Department Officer A. Halley observed the vehicle and attempted to over-take it Thursday at 2:56 a.m.

Officer Halley lost sight of the 2015 GMC Sierra SUV which left the roadway traveling east, where it crashed through the chain link fence at the western boundary of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. 

The vehcicle continued to travel in a southeasterly direction and continued to accelerate. The front of the vehicle then collided with the main building/terminal located at the airport, the Arrival Terminal Baggage Carousel 1. It continued southeast through the Arrival Terminal Baggage area where the front of the vehicle collided with the National Car rental desk and came to final rest. 

Officer Halley responded to the Arrival Terminal and confirmed the vehicle was the same vehicle that was traveling north on US 41 in a reckless manner.

The crash is being investigated. Monsivis is in serious condition at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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