Driver Runs Over 5 Pedestrians, Kills 1 In St. Pete Beach Hit And Run

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – On Thursday, May 13, 2021, Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) investigated a fatal hit-and-run in the 4400 block of Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach.

Five pedestrians were struck by a vehicle and one person has died as a result.

According to investigators, 70-year-old Hiep Huynh and four other family members were crossing Gulf Boulevard in the crosswalk. They were on the east side of the road and began walking to the west side when a red Nissan Juke exited the public beach parking lot and turned northbound on Gulf Boulevard.

The vehicle struck all five pedestrians and fled the scene continuing northbound.

The video below shows the driver approaching the scene:

Deputies say Huynh sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 77-year-old Thuong Phan and 76-year-old Hai Pho were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Two other pedestrians, 51-year-old Anh Martin and 67-year-old Tuy Vinh Huynh, sustained minor injuries and were treated on scene.

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model red Nissan Juke with alloy rims. Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to contact Corporal Jon Dobson at (727) 580-4505 or by email at jdobsonjr@pcsonet.com.

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