A woman from St. Petersburg suffered serious injuries when a car struck a cemetery mausoleum in Lealman on Sunday, December 29th. The crash took place near the Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery at 5750 49th St. North.
According to reports, 59-year-old Sandra Lynn Smith was driving a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass northbound in a grass lot at the cemetery. Smith failed to navigate around a mausoleum in the lot and the front left of her vehicle struck the building. Smith's passenger, 63-year-old Betty Strickland was seriously hurt in the crash. Smith was taken to Bayfront Health where she was listed in critical condition. She was not wearing a seat belt.