Friday, April 20, 2018
Public safety

1 dead, 1 hurt in hit-and-run in Old Northeast St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured after they were struck by a pickup in the Old Northeast neighborhood Friday evening.

Police said the pedestrians, a man and a woman who are both about 70, were walking on the sidewalk on Coffee Pot Boulevard NE when a pickup veered off the road and hit them.

The pickup driver left the scene, but a witness saw his license tag. Police said investigators tracked down the driver, who was arrested late Friday night at his home.

Timothy Michael Deacon, 21, of St. Petersburg, faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, DUI manslaughter and DUI with serious injury. He also was cited for careless driving and driving with an expired license, said St. Petersburg police Sgt. Michael Preshur.

Police said late Friday that they had not yet identified the woman who was killed or the man who was injured.

The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Coffee Pot Boulevard NE and Walnut Street. The truck, a 2006 black Ford F-250, was headed south on Coffee Pot Boulevard when it left the road and slammed into a light pole and electrical box before hitting the two people, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries and was in surgery late Friday night, police said.

Dan Sullivan can be reached at 727-893-8321 or [email protected]

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