Fatal Hit-and-Run: Pedestrian Deliberately Struck by Driver


In a shocking incident that has rattled St. Petersburg residents, a pedestrian lost his life early Monday after being deliberately struck by a driver, as reported by the St. Petersburg Police Department.

A man was found lying in the intersection at 7th Avenue South and 12th Street South around 2:30 a.m., prompting a 911 call for help. Despite the efforts of rescuers, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The police have yet to disclose any details about the vehicle involved, but the intersection remained closed for several hours as authorities conducted their investigation. Now, the case has taken a grim turn, with law enforcement treating it as a homicide.

For anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the incident, the St. Petersburg Police urge them to come forward by contacting 727-893-7780 or texting SPPD with their tip to TIP411.