Fatal crash in St. Pete leaves family grieving

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Two-year-old D.J. wants his mother, but he doesn't know she's lying in a hospital bed at Tampa General Hospital in critical condition after a fiery crash early Thursday.

Grace Collier, 25, is the only survivor of a horrific, explosive car collision in St. Petersburg.

Her passengers, 23-year-old Briana Campbell and 21-year-old Jamesia Lang, didn't survive the impact. Their car was struck by a speeding 2012 Chrysler.

The driver was gone when police arrived, and that angers Briana's uncle.

"If somebody knows who the driver is, they need to turn them in. Just put yourself in my position, in my family's position, we're hurting. Turn yourself in," said Reginald Campbell.

St. Petersburg police say the driver of the Chrysler was headed southbound in the northbound lanes on 16th Street South when the impact occurred.

The Saturn that Collier was driving burst into flames. Somebody pulled her free, but the fire was too intense to rescue Campbell and Lang. Now the search for the missing driver is on.

As the family gathered to grieve, state Rep. Darryl Rouson arrived to support the family.


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