St. Petersburg, FL (June 28, 2019) - The pedestrian who was killed in a crash on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg has been identified by police. The incident took place around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th.
According to reports, Anthony Seafus, 19, was driving a 2007 Mercedes when he struck a car at the 49th Street intersection. Seafus then fled the scene and ran a red light at the intersection with 58th Street N. At that intersection, his car was hit by a Hyundai Sonata. Seafus's Mercedes then struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk. The pedestrian has been identified as 70-year-old Margaret Waller, who has since died from her injuries sustained in the crash.
Police investigated the crash and later arrested Seafus for vehicular homicide. No further details are available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the family of Margaret Waller at this time.
A fatal car accident takes place about every three hours. Many fatal car accidents are caused by simple acts of negligence, such as failing to yield to oncoming vehicles. A car accident can turn deadly on a moment's notice, and anyone on or near the roadway can be at risk of experiencing a life-changing event at any time.
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