Driver, 19, arrested after pedestrian is killed, say St. Petersburg police

The driver is accused of speeding and running red lights in a 2007 Mercedes, police say.
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Published June 27
Updated June 27

ST. PETERSBURG — A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of vehicular homicide after police said he ran a red light and struck a pedestrian.

Anthony Seafus was booked into the Pinellas County jail on that charge and a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. It took place just before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Central Avenue and 49th Street N, according to St. Petersburg police.

Seafus was headed west on Central Avenue in a 2007 Mercedes sedan, police said.

He struck an unidentified vehicle at 49th Street N, police said, then sped off.

Next, the Mercedes ran the red light at 58th Street N and was struck by a southbound Hyundai Sonata.

The Mercedes then struck a woman who was using the cross walk. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified the woman as Margaret Waller, 70.

No other details about the incident were released.

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