Hit and run crash kills man on sidewalk, driver sought

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — Just after 1 o’clock in the afternoon, a silver Chrysler 300 came south on Martin Luther King Jr. in St. Petersburg, hitting and killing 30-year-old Jeron Davis.

The driver didn’t stop. The car rammed through an iron fence, traveled through a ditch and became lodged on a curb in a Walgreens parking lot at 22nd Avenue South.

Davis’ live-in girlfriend is asking for help to find the person who killed Jeron.

“Someone knows. Someone saw it. And someone knows. And god sees everything. And they’re probably watching this right now,” said Morgan Sky.

Jeron’s mother and his friends described him as a good person who always smiled. He enjoyed playing basketball and was known to be a funny guy. He went by the nickname “Peanut” and had a twin brother who is known as “Pecan.”

“He always got in trouble because he was a kid. He was like the bad one. But he was good at heart, ya know? Tell him to clean up, take the trash out, he did it,” said Connie Campbell, a family friend.

St. Petersburg homicide unit detectives spent hours going over the scene. The car has heavy front-end damage. The fence is a mangled mess. Upset relatives and friends watched behind police from behind crime scene tape.

“As far as motives or what happened, if it was accidental, those are all things that are under investigation right now,” said St. Petersburg Police spokesperson Yolanda Fernandez.

Jeron’s girlfriend has high praise for his family. “For raising a good man like him, his mother did an amazing job to raise a good man,” said Morgan Sky.

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