ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Authorities are working to determine whether the 14-year-old driver in a St. Petersburg hit-and-run is responsible for the death of a man found lying in a front yard.
A 14-year-old male was speeding in a Pontiac with a 12-year-old passenger headed southbound on Manatee Drive SE, according to a St. Petersburg Police release.
The teen made a left turn on Sunfish Drive SE when he lost control of the car and crashed into a utility pole on the north curb of Sunfish Drive SE.
The car continued sliding in a northeast direction and came to a stop in the front yard of a home located at 3621 Sunfish Drive SE.
The driver and passenger fled the scene prior to police arrival, but both suspects were identified.
As authorities investigated the crash, they found a man lying in the front yard of a home located at 3632 Searobin Drive SE, a short distance from the crash.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at 0620 hours at Bayfront Medical Center.
The victim was a heavy set Black male wearing a grey polo shirt and red shorts.
If anyone has any information on the identity of victim, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Department.
The accident remains under investigation.
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