Police lights crash accident St. Petersburg

79-Year-Old St. Petersburg Man, Navy Veteran Killed In Wheelchair By Hit And Run Driver Sunday

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – At 7:15 pm, a man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle in the 2100 block of 5th Ave. N.

The man killed was identified as Marcelo Benedicto, 79, and a Navy Veteran. Police say Benedicto lived only a few blocks from the crash site

Police say the man died at the scene and the vehicle fled.

5th Ave. was closed in all directions from the 275 ramp to 24th St. for the investigation.

There is no additional information on the vehicle.

We will update this story as more details become available.

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