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Pedestrian killed in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A pedestrian died following a late-night crash, police said Sunday.

A man was crossing 34th Street N just before 11 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a 1992 Cadillac driven by David Verner Smeltz, 34, of St. Petersburg, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The victim, who police said had no permanent address, was crossing the road near the 3200 block when he stepped into the path of the Cadillac, police said. He rolled onto the hood and windshield before being ejected onto the road.

He was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., according to police.

Police did not identify the victim Sunday morning because his relatives had not been notified of his death, nor did they release his age. Smeltz was uninjured in the crash, police said.

Pedestrian killed in St. Petersburg 08/14/11 [Last modified: Sunday, August 14, 2011 1:20pm]
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