UPDATE: Details of Pedestrian Fatality Provided by Police
A pedestrian was hit and killed in north St. Petersburg early Monday.
(Updated post.) An unidentified pedestrian who darted into traffic was hit by a vehicle and killed early Monday, according to St. Petersburg Police.
Police said that at about 6:55 a.m. Monday, a 2010 Honda minivan driven by Gene C. Clarman was eastbound on 38th Avenue North in the curb lane, in north St. Petersburg.
Clarman, 70, and all the witnesses interviewed stated that the eastbound/westbound traffic light was green at 38th Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Street, police said.
A male pedestrian was walking north along the east sidewalk of MLK. For an unknown reason, the pedestrian darted off the southeast corner of the intersection and into the path of the oncoming Honda.
Clarman immediately began braking, but the pedestrian was struck by the right
front corner of the Honda and thrown into the front windshield. As the Honda began to slow, the pedestrian slid off the vehicle and was dragged for a short distance as the Honda came to final rest.
The pedestrian was transported to Bayfront Medical Center and pronounced
dead at 7:27 a.m.
The pedestrian has been identified, but authorities were awaiting notification of next of kin before releasing his name.
ORIGINAL POST: St. Petersburg Police report that they are at the scene of a traffic homicide in the 800 block of 38th Avenue North.
A male pedestrian was struck and for a period of time trapped under a vehicle
at that location, police said.
He was transported to Bayfront Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
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