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Pickup driver killed, three people injured in St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A Pinellas Park man died and three people were injured after a minivan collided with a truck on Fourth Street Thursday morning, police said.

Robert F. Kitten, 64, was westbound on SE Monroe Circle N approaching Fourth Street in a 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck at 6:45 a.m., St. Petersburg police said.

Mariolys Suarez, 22, who is five months pregnant, was northbound in the curb lane on Fourth Street when Kitten's pickup turned into her path to go north on Fourth, police said. The front of Suarez' vehicle struck the pickup's driver's side doors, police said.

Kitten and two passengers in the pickup, Kirk Christ, 48, and Jack S. Tripp, 57, both of St. Petersburg, were not wearing seat belts, police said. Kitten suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:47 a.m., police said.

Suarez, Christ and Tripp suffered injuries that were not considered life threatening, police said.

Pickup driver killed, three people injured in St. Petersburg crash 03/31/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00pm]
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