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2 teens dead, 1 injured after SUV hits pole in St. Petersburg

Police said the crash happened just after midnight near the intersection between 11th Avenue South and 43rd Street South.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two teens died and one was critically injured after an SUV hit a pole just after midnight on Saturday in St. Petersburg, police said. 

A 17-year-old driving a black 2013 Buick Rendezvous was going east on 11th Avenue South when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a power pole, police said in an update; the incident happened near the intersection between 11th Avenue South and 43rd Street South.

18-year-old Brice Lewis died on the scene and Shaariyah Brown, 14, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where she was pronounced dead, police say. 

The 17-year-old driver was transported to John Hopkins All Children's Hospital with minor injuries.

This incident is still under investigation. No other information has been released at this time.

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