A St. Petersburg teenager died Friday night when the car she was a passenger in veered off the road and hit a guard rail in St. Petersburg, police said.
Alexia Douglas, 16, of St. Petersburg, was riding in the passenger seat of the 2008 Ford Escape driven by 16-year-old Christina Shiver, also of St. Petersburg, at around 6:52 p.m., when police say the vehicle veered right and jumped a curb while traveling west on 40th Avenue N.E.
The vehicle drove onto concrete barriers that separate the road and sidewalk along a bridge, police said.
Metal guardrails lining the north wall of the bridge pierced the windshield, killing Douglas upon impact, police said.
Shiver was treated at All Children's Hospital for minor injuries and was released.
The investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.