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St. Petersburg police seek man in connection with fatal hit-and-run

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have identified a man wanted in connection with a fatal hit and run that left a man dead in early June.

Police said Keith Hamm, 22, was driving a rented silver Nissan Altima north on 25th Street South when he ran a stop sign while speeding and struck a white Toyota Camry driven by Anna Melendez, 62. The Toyota flipped onto the driver's side and crashed into a chain link fence on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Melendez's husband Tomas, 81, was riding in the front passenger seat. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died. Their son Daniel, 23, was in the back seat. He was taken to Bayfront, where he was treated and released.

Police described Hamm as 5 feet and 11 inches tall and 303 pounds. A previous booking photo shows him with short black hair and a beard. He was previously arrested for carrying a concealed firearm and home invasion robbery.

Anyone with information can call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.

St. Petersburg police seek man in connection with fatal hit-and-run 07/18/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 18, 2014 3:33pm]
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