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Man in a wheelchair killed in hit-and-run in St. Petersburg

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Nov 07, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A man in a wheelchair was hit by a car and died from injuries. It happened at 7:15 p.m. at the 2100 block of 5th Avenue North in St. Petersburg on Sunday night.

The victim has been identified as Marcelo Benedicto, 79. He is a Navy veteran that lived a couple of blocks from the crash according to police.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Police do not have a vehicle description.

5th Avenue is closed in all directions from the I-275 ramps to 24th Street.

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