Pickup truck strikes motorized wheelchair, killing man, police say

Published February 2 2018
Updated February 2 2018

ST. PETERSBURG A man in a motorized wheelchair was killed Friday afternoon after he was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck, police said.

The incident took place on First Avenue N at 55th Street just after 3 p.m., according to St. Petersburg police.

Mark Ynes, 61, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the pickup, Patrick Watrous, was cooperating with investigators, police said.

Watrous did not face charges nor was he issued a citation Friday.

The crash closed First Avenue N for several hours Friday evening.