Pedestrian struck, killed in St. Petersburg accident

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street on Wednesday night in St. Petersburg.

According to St. Pete Police, just before 10 p.m., 47-year-old Reginald Pittman crossed 34th Street North, mid-block, against oncoming northbound and southbound traffic. Pittman crossed the raised median and entered the southbound lanes, directly in front of Honda Accord.

Pittman was struck by a vehicle driving in the center southbound lane. 

Police say that the driver, Aaron Williams, was unable to stop or swerve, due to other southbound traffic, and struck Pittman with the front of his vehicle.  

Pittman was thrown up onto and then over the vehicle and came to rest in the roadway. Pittman was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the crash.  

Alcohol, nor impairment, was a factor for Williams and there are no criminal charges expected, according to SPPD.  

The investigation is ongoing.

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