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One dead in seven-vehicle wreck at St. Petersburg intersection

ST. PETERSBURG — A 64-year-old woman was killed in a wreck involving seven vehicles Tuesday afternoon at 49th Street and Fifth Avenue N, authorities said.

St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue said three other people who were injured were taken to hospitals. Five others involved in the accident refused medical treatment.

The crash was reported at 1:06 p.m. Officials are still investigating. According to preliminary information, a white Land Rover driven by Douglas Henriott, 25, of St. Petersburg was going west on Fifth Avenue when it slammed into a sedan that was stopped along with a group of other cars at a red light.

That caused a chain reaction as the other cars were pushed into each other. The woman who died was in a silver Toyota Corolla. She was identified Tuesday night as Mary Margaret Overton of St. Petersburg.

Henriott was one of the people taken to Bayfront Hospital Center. Another driver, Thomas Hoof, 48, of St. Petersburg, also went to Bayfront. The third, Lebert Rose, 69, of Gulfport, was take to Palms of Pasadena Hospital. The people hospitalized all were treated and released, police said.

Mike Ward, a driver for Wheelchair Transport Service Inc., said he was on his way to Bay Pines VA Medical Center when the crash occurred. Ward said he was going west on Fifth Avenue N and had stopped at the intersection at 49th Street for a red light when he heard a loud boom.

"It was a big sound, almost like an explosion or something," Ward said. "Then I felt the impact."

Ward said he looked back, and saw a car behind him. Its front end was on fire. Next to that car was another one that was mangled. The sport utility vehicle lay on its side not far from that.

Neither he nor his client was injured. The transport van had only a broken taillight.

"I was the lucky one," he said. "I got the least of it."

One dead in seven-vehicle wreck at St. Petersburg intersection 09/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:13pm]
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