St. Pete Police seek driver who fled fatal hit-and-run crash Monday night

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Detectives with the St. Petersburg Police Department are on the lookout for a vehicle that fled a fatal pedestrian crash Monday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 pm at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. South and 20th Ave. A deceased was walking west across MLK Jr. St. when a dark-colored sports utility vehicle struck.

Shizer Thornton, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency service personnel with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

The SUV may have been dark blue or black in color. No other information is available at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780 – reference report #2016-25197.

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