St. Petersburg, Florida -- UPDATE: Officials have released additional information after further investigating the fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash that occurred in St. Pete Monday morning.
According to their latest reports, 70-year-old Gene Clarman was driving a 2010 Honda Minivan eastbound in the curb lane of 38th Ave. N., when for an unknown reason, the pedestrian left the southeast corner of the intersection and darted directly into the path of Clarman's van.
Clarman and all witnesses of the incident stated his light was solid green as he drove through.
Reports say Clarman hit the breaks immediately, but was unable to avoid striking the man with the right, front corner of the van.
As a result, the pedestrian hit the windshield, and began to slide off as the van began to slow. Reports say the van also drug the victim slightly before it came to a complete stop.
The victim was pronounced deceased at Bayfront Medical Center just before 7:30 a.m.
Officials say they have identified him, but are waiting to release his name until they have notified his family members.
10 News will continue with information on this developing story.
Clarman and all witnesses of the crash told officials the light was solid green as Clarman drove through.
A man was hit and killed Monday morning after police suspect he was run over.
St. Pete Police say the incident occurred around 6:55 this morning in the 800 block of 38th Avenue North.
The man was reportedly hit and trapped for a period of time under the vehicle before police got to him. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released at this time.
Police have released very little info on this investigation at this time but say they plan to release more later in the day. Investigators are treating it as a traffic homicide.