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St. Petersburg police release video from fatal hit-and-run crash

Investigators are looking for the driver of an older model, faded red Honda or Hyundai.

St. Petersburg police on Monday released video from a hit-and-run crash this past weekend in the hopes of finding the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist.

Investigators are looking for the driver of an older model, faded red Honda or Hyundai involved in the crash Saturday at 5th Avenue S and 37th Street S.

Brendan Markeith Hawkins, on a 2017 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling east on 5th Avenue S around 7:40 p.m. He was going above the speed limit, police said.

The red vehicle was driving west on 5th Avenue South and turned left into the path of the motorcycle, according to police.

The motorcycle struck the back righthand side of the car and slid on 5th Avenue S. Hawkins was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

He was transported to Bayfront Health, where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the red vehicle left the scene of the crash.

Police ask that anyone with information about the crash call (727) 893-7780 or send an anonymous tip by texting “SPPD” and your tip to TIP-411.

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