81-year-old killed in hit and run

St. Petersburg, Florida -- An 81-year-old man was killed in a hit and run accident on Wednesday evening.

According to St. Petersburg police, officers found two vehicles at 15th Avenue South and 25th Street at approximately 9:11 p.m. The driver of one car, the 81-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers in the car were taken to the hospital. Police say their injuries do not appear life threatening at this time.

The driver of the other car, who police say was the only occupant, allegedly abandoned the car after the crash and fled on foot before officers arrived. That person has not been located.

The crash is still under investigation.


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