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Pedestrian struck and killed, vehicle sought in St. Pete


Published:   |   Updated: November 30, 2013 at 08:08 AM

ST. PETERSBURG _ Authorities are searching for a car they say struck and killed a pedestrian on 28th Street S. late Friday night.

Phelestine Larose Smith, 49, was walking east across 28th Street at the alley between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue when she was struck by a small four-door sedan, police say.

The vehicle fled the scene heading westbound onto 4th Avenue S.

Smith was transported to Bayfront Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The St. Petersburg Police Department is looking for a small to mid-sized four-door sedan light in color, possibly silver. The vehicle should have damage to the front end. Anyone with information about the crash should call (727) 893-7780.

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