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Troopers charge garbage truck driver in fatal St. Petersburg crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A garbage truck that hit and killed a woman on Roosevelt Boulevard this month ran a red light and drove into her path, the Florida Highway Patrol has determined.

The truck driver, William R. Jablonowski, 53, of St. Petersburg has been charged with a traffic violation.

Lisa Olson, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at 4:44 a.m. on April 4 at the 28th Street N intersection.

Olson, in a 1996 Lincoln Town Car headed west on Roosevelt, drove into the intersection to make a left onto 28th Street when the truck hit the right side of the car, officials said.

Jablonowski was not injured in the crash. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, troopers said.

The truck is owned by ACC Recycling Corp. of St. Petersburg.

Troopers charge garbage truck driver in fatal St. Petersburg crash 04/17/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:48pm]
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