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Police Searching For Two Cars That Struck 56-Year-Old Man, Killing Him And Leaving The Scene

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – Police are searching for two vehicles that were involved in a fatal pedestrian hit and run on Saturday evening.

At 7:10 pm, December 25, a 56-year-old man walking along the north sidewalk of 18th Avenue S. stepped off the curb to cross the street in the 1900 block.

A blue Kia Sedan and a gray sedan were traveling westbound on 18th Avenue South.

Police say that first, the Kia struck the man, and moments later, the gray sedan struck him while he was still lying in the roadway.

Neither the Kia nor the gray sedan remained at the scene. 

The victim died at the scene. The victim’s name will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

18th Avenue S. was closed to traffic at 20th St. for approximately 3 hours for the investigation.

At this time the Kia and gray sedan are still at large. If anyone has any information about either vehicle, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD plus your tip to TIP411.

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