St. Petersburg man dies after being hit by cars on Gandy Boulevard

Published Feb. 25, 2014

A St. Petersburg man died Sunday after he was hit by three cars while standing in Gandy Boulevard.

Troopers said Darrell G. Gillis, 50, was standing between the inside and outside lanes of eastbound Gandy Boulevard at Snug Harbor Road NE just after 7 p.m. when he was struck by a Cadillac driven by Christopher J. Russo, 54, of St. Petersburg.

Russo told troopers he did not see Gillis until moments before the impact, and though he tried to swerve left to avoid him, Gillis was struck and fell into the inside lane.

Gillis was hit twice more — first by a Volvo driven by Fakher Fawzy Shenouda Guirguis, 40, of Tampa and then by a Toyota driven by Ramy Nabil Flay Soliman, 40, of Tampa.

Gillis was fatally injured and died at the scene, troopers said.