Shocking Incident Unfolds at Treasure Island’s R Bar
In a distressing turn of events, an 86-year-old man met a tragic end after being repeatedly run over by a truck driven by his own son outside a bar in Treasure Island, Florida. The incident occurred on Saturday night, leaving the local community in disbelief.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office received a distress call just after 8:30 p.m., leading deputies to the scene at R Bar. Upon arrival, they discovered a black 2019 Dodge Ram parked in the lot, later revealed to be the weapon in this shocking crime.
According to investigators, Thomas McKeown, the 86-year-old victim, approached the truck and seemingly fell in front of it. The situation took a horrifying turn when the truck, driven by Thomas’s son, 61-year-old Mark McKeown, began to move, running over the elderly man. Shockingly, the vehicle reversed and moved forward multiple times, each instance striking Thomas before fleeing the scene.
Mark McKeown was swiftly apprehended by authorities and now faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death. The victim, Thomas McKeown, was rushed to a local hospital, but tragically succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities are exploring the possibility that Mark McKeown may have been impaired during the incident, adding a layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, when contacted by Fox News Digital, was not immediately available to provide comments on the case.
The community grapples with the shock and sorrow brought about by this disturbing incident, as questions linger about the circumstances leading up to the tragic demise of an 86-year-old man at the hands of his own son.