Pedestrian killed in hit and run crash in Pinellas Park

Published Jun. 12, 2015

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by two vehicles in Pinellas Park late Thursday, police said.

Pinellas Park police found a body in the road in the 9300 block of U.S. 19 about 11:13 p.m. Authorities had been investigating another fatal crash nearby on 49th Street.

In a news release Friday, police said Jason Ogletree, 38, of Pinellas Park, was crossing U.S. 19 from the hotel where he had been living. He stepped from the median and was first struck by a 2007 red Toyota driven by 37-year-old Christina Miller of St. Petersburg. Miller pulled over, police said, and as witnesses were attempting to get to Ogletree he was struck again. The driver of the second vehicle, Natasha T. Souvannasy, 44, of St. Petersburg, did not know what she struck at first and was told by another witness, according to police. Frightened, Souvannasy drove home and then returned to the scene with her husband.

There were also conflicting reports about a third vehicle that may have struck Ogletree. There are no pending charges against Miller or Souvannasy, police said. Investigators say alcohol may have been a factor in Ogletree being in the road.