Hit-and-run suspect still at large, help pours in

St. Petersburg, Florida — A man is on the run tonight, wanted for a hit and run crash that killed three mothers.

The fiery crash happened at the intersection of 9th Avenue south and 16th street in St. Petersburg early Thursday morning.

Friends of the three mothers gathered just past the memorial marking the crash scene today.

"How the guy just drove off like that I don't see how somebody could do that after seeing what they just did to somebody's family," said volunteer Adam Little.

He and other friends of the victims' families washed cars to raise money to pay for the funerals of Briana Campbell, Jamesia Lang, and Grace Collier.

"There's nothing better else to do but that," Little said.

St. Petersburg Police are looking for Marquice Lamonz Anderson, whose last known address was 527 52nd Ave. S., and is described as 6-foot-4 and weighing 205 pounds. He has a Gloria tattoo on his right forearm and, Sylvia and Domonque on his left forearm, they say.

Little says Anderson should turn himself in.

As family and friends ask for Anderson to step forward, 10 News went to the area St. Petersburg Police said Anderson frequented to find out if he's been seen here.

One man who did not wish to be named said he knew Anderson.

"I saw him, but I don't know where he's located or none of that," he said.

Asked if Anderson should come forward, the man replied, "I think so, but it's up to him."

Back at the memorial for the three women at 9th Avenue and 16th streets in St. Petersburg, people said they want justice.

"People in the community know Marquice Anderson, they know where he is, and they need to encourage him to come forward and be held accountable and responsible for this tragedy that's ripping the community apart," said 70th District representative Darryl Rouson.

"Just come forward and face reality. It's not good, but you have to face it like a man," added concerned neighbor Sherlock Brown.

Anyone with information regarding Anderson is asked to contact Special Deputy Chris Herron of the U.S. Marshals Service at 727-639-1167. A cash reward is available for information leading to Anderson's arrest.

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