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Driver arrested after fatal hit-and-run in St. Pete

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Posted at 7:32 AM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 11:54:44-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — St. Pete Police said a driver is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run on Monday night.

Police said Randy Peterson Jr., 27, hit Alija Boskovic, 52, the vehicle hit a pedestrian on 34th St. North at 32nd Ave. North around 10:30 p.m.

Police said Boskovic walked into the path of the Peterson's Mustang and died at the scene.

After the crash, police said Peterson ran away but bystanders stopped him before police arrived. He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

Police shut down all lanes of 34th St. North between 30-35th Avenues overnight and into the early morning as they investigated.