Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Public safety

St. Pete man dies after getting hit by truck

ST. PETERSBURG — A 32-year-old man died Thursday after getting hit by a pick-up Wednesday night in the 3600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S.

Nelson Sparrow, who lived on the street, was standing on the west curb line when, for reasons unknown, he darted past construction barrels into northbound lanes at about 8:30 p.m., St. Petersburg police said.

Sparrow accidentally ran into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 61-year-old Alfonso Rogers, of St. Petersburg, officers said. Sparrow was struck and thrown onto the pavement.

He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening head injuries. He was pronounced dead Thursday at about 11:15 a.m.

No charges have been filed.

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