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One person dead, two injured in crash on Central Avenue

ST. PETERSBURG — One person was killed and two others were injured in a serious accident on Central Avenue Monday evening.

St. Petersburg police said the crash occurred at 5:45 p.m. when a 1995 Honda Civic going west on Central ran through a red light and struck a 2004 Pontiac Vibe driven by Tieraca Poles that was going northbound 37th Street.

The driver of the Honda and a passenger were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Police said the driver was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. Police did not release that person's name late Monday because family members had not been notified.

Police said Poles also was taken to Bayfront. Her condition could not be learned.

Police said alcohol was involved in the crash, but they did not elaborate.

A witness, Katherine McNickle, had just driven through the intersection on her way to Wal-Mart when she saw the white Honda traveling 65 to 75 mph, by her estimate, and saw the crash in her rear-view mirror.

"It sounded like an explosion," she said.

One person dead, two injured in crash on Central Avenue 08/15/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2011 11:16pm]
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