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Woman dies from injuries after pickup hit her wheelchair in St. Petersburg

The victim, 85, had the green light and was using a crosswalk when she was hit, police said.
A pickup driver was arrested on a charge of driving without a license and may face other charges in the death of a woman crossing the street in a wheelchair, St. Petersburg police said.
A pickup driver was arrested on a charge of driving without a license and may face other charges in the death of a woman crossing the street in a wheelchair, St. Petersburg police said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Feb. 16

ST. PETERSBURG — An 85-year-old St. Petersburg woman died from injuries she received when a pickup truck hit her while she was crossing a downtown street at a crosswalk in her motorized wheelchair, St. Petersburg police said.

The driver of the pickup was arrested on a charge of driving without a license and may face other charges.

Elaine Carrigan had the green light Friday as she was crossing Fourth Avenue North near First Street North close to her home in Presbyterian Towers. The crash occurred as Sulplicio Lopez Martinez, 31, was headed south in a pickup on First Street North, turning left onto Fourth Avenue North.

Carrigan was taken to a hospital and died from her injuries Tuesday, police said.