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Pedestrians critically injured after vehicles struck them in separate crashes in St. Petersburg

Posted at 6:02 AM, Mar 17, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two pedestrians are fighting for their lives after vehicles struck them in St. Petersburg during the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

The first crash occurred Saturday evening at the intersection of 28th Street North and Central Avenue.

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Police say 48-year-old Dwight Horne was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on 28th Street around 8:30 p.m. when he struck a man walking in a crosswalk.

Paramedics rushed the 74-year-old victim to Bayfront Health.

Authorities say Horne did not stop at the crash scene, but officers located him a short time later. The investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending.

The second crash occurred early Sunday morning near the intersection of 4th Street South and 3rd Avenue South.

Police say a Chevrolet Impala struck a 34-year-old man crossing midblock around 2:27 a.m.

The Impala's driver stopped at the crash scene. Officers closed the intersection for several hours to conduct their investigation.