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St. Petersburg man, 86, dies from car crash injuries

ST. PETERSBURG — An 86-year-old man has died after he was involved in a car crash at Central Avenue and Park Street in St. Petersburg Saturday, according to police.

Alfred J. Waxler, of 99 79th St. S, was riding in the passenger seat of a 2010 Kia Optima as driver Joy E. Wagner was traveling eastbound in the left turn lane of Central, approaching Park Street. Wagner attempted to make a left turn to go northbound on Park Street when she drove into the path of a Mazda pickup driven by 42-year-old Chris Kyrgios.

The front of the truck collided with the passenger side of the Kia, police said. Waxler was transported to Palms of Pasadena Hospital with serious injuries, and he died Monday evening.

Wagner, Kyrgios and passenger Peter Kyrgios had minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Police did not suspect either driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An investigation is ongoing.

St. Petersburg man, 86, dies from car crash injuries 02/15/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:14pm]
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