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Woman killed in downtown St. Petersburg while trying to cross 1st Avenue S

The street was closed between 5th Street S and 7th Street S for about three hours, police said.
A two-block stretch of First Avenue South was closed after a pedestrian was killed.
A two-block stretch of First Avenue South was closed after a pedestrian was killed. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Mar. 21, 2022|Updated Mar. 21, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG — A 76-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car Monday morning as she tried crossing First Avenue S.

The incident occurred at 8:47 a.m. in the 500 block of First Avenue S. St. Petersburg police said Anne Gould was walking south to north across First Avenue S when she was hit by a brown Nissan Sentra. She died on the scene, police said.

Police said the driver of the Sentra remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. Police did not release the driver’s name on Monday.

First Avenue South was closed for about three hours as police investigated.