Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Public safety

St. Petersburg woman dies after car crash, two weeks in hospital

ST. PETERSBURG — A 71-year-old woman died Sunday after a medical emergency and car crash left her hospitalized for more than two weeks.

Virginia R. Pichey, 71, of St. Petersburg was driving a 200 Hyundai north on 49th Street N on Feb. 25 just after 11 p.m. when she began to suffer a medical emergency, police said.

Her car drifted to the right, scraping the curb and shredding the front passenger-side tire, police said.

Witnesses managed to reach into the car and turn off the engine before helping Pichey and calling 911, police said.

Pichey was taken to Ed White Hospital in critical condition. She was transferred to Northside Hospital on Thursday. She died there Sunday at 5:42 a.m.

Officials said she died of a "coronary-related incident."

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