A Toyota Supra driven by Hogan's 17-year-old son, Nick Bollea, was traveling at a high rate of speed at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Clearwater Police spokesman Wayne Shelor said. Bollea lost control and hit a raised median. The car flipped around, and the back end hit a palm tree.
Police identified Bollea's passenger as 22-year-old John J. Graziano of Dunedin. He remained in critical condition Monday at Bayfront Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The crash occurred on SR 60, which is a main drag through downtown Clearwater.
"It's clear from the scene and other factors that excessive speed ... was a factor in the crash," Shelor said Monday. He said the investigation is continuing.
According to theSmokingGun.com Bollea was ticketed earlier this month by Pinellas Park police for doing 82 mph in a 45 mph construction zone. Police also cited him for not wearing a seat belt. The wrestler's son is due to appear in court on Sept. 10 for that charge.
Bollea appears on VH1's "Hogan Knows Best" with his professional wrestler-father, his mother and sister.