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Electric scooter rider is killed in St. Petersburg crash

Police say the driver of the car that hit the scooter left the scene.
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Published May 22|Updated May 25

The driver of an electric scooter died after being hit by a car on St. Petersburg’s 34th St. N. The car’s driver then left the accident scene, according to police.

Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, the scooter driver was heading north in the median lane of 34th Street when he hit by a car heading in the same direction in the same lane, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The driver of the car left after the crash and the scooter driver died at the scene, police said. His name has not been released because investigators were working to notify his family.

Police believe the car was a light blue Toyota Avalon and likely has damage to the front driver side and the front windshield.

An investigation is ongoing.

Correction: This story has been updated with new information from St. Petersburg police about the location of the scooter driver at the time of the crash and the color and type of car suspected of hitting him.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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