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Man in wheelchair dies weeks after being struck by car in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — An 80-year-old man who collided with a car as he crossed a street in a motorized wheelchair last month died Thursday.

Jacob Gray, who lived at a nearby senior citizens center, was struck about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 by a 2004 BMW as he crossed 1st Avenue N. at 11th St., police said.

Gray was pronounced dead at 4:50 a.m. Thursday at Bayfront Medical Center.

Adam Curtis, 32, was driving a 2004 BMW westbound on 1st Avenue when he struck Gray's wheelchair, dragging the wheelchair a short way before stopping, police said.

An investigation continues, police said.

Man in wheelchair dies weeks after being struck by car in St. Petersburg 02/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2010 4:21pm]
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