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One person dead after being hit by a truck crossing the road, police say

Police say the driver is cooperating
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Posted at 9:23 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-10 10:18:37-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla- — Police say one woman is in critical condition and a man is dead after being hit by a truck.

According to police, around 8:10 p.m., a pickup truck driven by a 51-year-old man was traveling west on Central Avenue when he hit two pedestrians who were crossing Central at 21st Street.

Police say the victims did cross at the crosswalk.

The victims, a man 61, and a woman 62, were taken to a local hospital. Officers say the man died from his injuries and the woman is in critical condition.

The driver stopped and is cooperating with law enforcement.

Central Avenue and 21st St. were shut down in all directions for at least two hours for the investigation.

Police say the driver was not drunk and the investigation is ongoing.