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Man dies in St. Petersburg after speeding from hit-and-run, crashing again

ST. PETERSBURG — A 37-year-old man sped away from a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night and died when he hit a pole and a concrete wall, police said.

Louis Michael Lyell was westbound on Central Avenue about 10:45 p.m. in a 1998 Pontiac when he turned right onto Park Street and struck the left side of a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Carolann B. Tracy, 49, was driving the the Chrysler, police said.

Lyell continued north on Park Street without stopping. It was raining and Lyell was speeding as he drove straight off the road where it veers right, police said.

Lyell's car hit a wooden light pole, a 3-foot concrete wall and trees at 440 N Park St. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene, police said.

Man dies in St. Petersburg after speeding from hit-and-run, crashing again 03/31/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:48am]
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