St. Pete Detectives Seek Info In 2020 Fatal Crash Involving a Motorcycle

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – Sunday will mark one year since a hit-and-run crash took 56-year-old Philip Anderson’s life and left his girlfriend, Tricia Best, injured. 

St. Pete Police investigators are asking anyone, particularly two people who were in a nearby dark-colored SUV/van, to come forward with information.

The crash happened at 8:20 p.m. on May 2, 2020, while the pair were riding a motorcycle northbound on 34th Street North.  As they were traveling, a silver sedan traveling in the same direction swiped their motorcycle, causing Anderson to lose control and crash in the 1500 block of 34th Street North. 

The impact threw them off the motorcycle and onto the pavement.  Both were taken to Bayfront Health.  Best survived, but Anderson succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators tracked down the silver sedan that swiped the couple’s motorcycle, but need your help identifying the person or people who were inside the car at the time. 

The photo below of a dark-colored Nissan SUV that was in the area at the time the crash happened and police say that they are trying determine who they are, as they may have vitally important information in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to reach out to the St. Petersburg Police Department by calling 727-893-7780 or you can send an anonymous message by texting the letters “SPPD” and your tip to TIP411. 

Please mention Report# 2020-016224.

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