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Minivan fatally strikes man trying to cross 34th Street in St. Pete, police say

The man was struck while crossing near 46th Avenue South, police said.
A minivan fatally struck a man Sunday as he tried to cross 34th Street South near 46th Avenue in St. Petersburg, police said.
A minivan fatally struck a man Sunday as he tried to cross 34th Street South near 46th Avenue in St. Petersburg, police said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Jun. 13|Updated Jun. 13

ST. PETERSBURG — A minivan fatally struck a pedestrian trying to cross 34th Street South on Sunday, police said.

The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. as the man was crossing from east to west near 46th Avenue South and was hit by a Chrysler Pacifica being driven south, according to St. Petersburg police.

The pedestrian died at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Police have not released his name because investigators were working to notify his family.

The minivan driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation, police said. Police have not released the driver’s name.

Police closed the northbound lanes on 34th Street for several hours during the investigation. The lanes reopened Monday morning.

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