A 19 year-old driver has been arrested in St. Petersburg with charges of vehicular homicide after a pedestrian was hit and killed in a crosswalk on Central Avenue. The crash took place shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Source.
According to police, Anthony Seafus, who was driving a black Mercedes sedan, ran a red light driving westbound on 58th Street and was struck by a Hyundai Sonata headed southbound while in the intersection. After his car was hit by the Sonata, Seafus struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk, who died on the scene. Seafus then fled the scene of the crime at a high speed of rate. The victim has been identified as 70 year-old Margaret Waller.
Seafus suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg once authorities got ahold of him. He has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of the accident.
By running the red light on 58th Street, Seafus caused not only one, but two accidents. The Sonata, who had the green light and right-of-way, struck his Mercedes, there was damage caused to both vehicles. The result of this auto accident was fatal for the pedestrian who was then hit while in the crosswalk. For more articles like this one, visit the Beltz & Beltz blog section.
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