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Woman, 80, dies after car strikes palm tree in south St. Petersburg

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Posted at 7:33 AM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 07:33:29-04

An 80-year-old woman died Saturday night in a single-car accident on 16th Street South in St. Petersburg, officials said.

The incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of 16th Street South. 

Lillie P. Addison was behind the wheel of a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier headed northbound when the car drifted into the center turn lane, the St. Petersburg Police Department said. The Cavalier then veered upon a raised median and crashed struck a palm tree.

Addison was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital, where she later passed away.