Flood Warning issued July 23 at 9:56AM EDT expiring July 24 at 9:56AM EDT in effect for: Pasco
St. Petersburg Police are searching for a 27-year-old man they accuse of causing a fiery collision that killed three women.
Marquice Lamonz Anderson is aware law enforcement is searching for him and is hiding, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Anderson drove the 2012 Chrysler four-door sedan that struck another vehicle 3 a.m. Thursday at Ninth Avenue South and 16th Street, police said.
The impact caused the gas tank to rupture on the vehicle he struck and the car to catch fire.
Briana Campbell, 23, and Jamesia Lang, 21, died in the crash. A third victim, Grace Collier, 25, who was rushed to the hospital with severe burns after the collision, died Friday after being removed from life support.
Hundreds gathered Friday night for a vigil in honor of the women. Arthur Brown, uncle of Campbell and Lang, urged Anderson to surrender.
"Be a man and turn yourself in and face what you done," he said. "You took three lovely women's lives that had kids."
Roshana Robinson recently styled Campbell's hair before they went out for a girls' night. She never thought she would be at their memorial vigil.
"We need peace," she said. "At this point, we really need peace. I know it's not going to bring them back, but it's going to put peace in this city."
Anderson has numerous drug arrests and is currently on probation, police said. He’s now wanted on outstanding warrants for vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving with a suspended or revoked license and probation violation.
Anderson stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 205 pounds. He is clean shaven. He has “GLORIA” tattooed on his right forearm and “SYLVIA” and “DOMONQUE” on his left forearm.
Police said he sometimes frequents the area of 15th Avenue South and 49th Street.
If you have information on his whereabouts, contact Special Deputy Chris Herron of the U.S. Marshals Service at 727-639-1167.
Authorities are offering a reward if information provided leads to an arrest.