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Man dies in St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A 20-year-old man died early Friday after he refused to get out of the street, officials said.

A 2007 Infinity, driven by Jason Hawkins, 41, of Georgia, was headed south on Fourth Street in the outer lane about 1:30 a.m.

John Vincent Sullo, 20, was walking nearby along the curb in the 10600 block. He had just been stopped by a Tampa Police officer, who asked him to get out of the street and into "a position of safety," officials said.

Sullo did not comply.

Hawkins crashed into the pedestrian head-on, causing severe injuries, police said.

St. Petersburg Police officers, who were told about the man by the Tampa officer, responded to the scene just as the crash took place.

Sullo was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died at 2:12 a.m.

An investigation is underway.

Marissa Lang can be reached at mlang@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8804 or on Twitter @Marissa_Jae.

Man dies in St. Petersburg crash 11/30/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:41am]
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