St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023-003941
Date of original release: 01-31-23

Fatal Crash Involving an Electric Bicycle

Release updated on 02-01-23 at 1:48 p.m.

The victim is identified as Jason Johnson (07/04/1984). The next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Release posted on 01-31-23 at 7:57 a.m.

On January 30, 2023 at 6:32 p.m., a black Ford Escape was traveling westbound on 22nd Avenue North. A black Ancher electric bicycle was traveling southbound on 52nd Street North. Both the electric bicycle and the Ford Escape entered the intersection at the same time where they ultimately collided.

The victim, a 39-year-old male, was transported to Bayfront Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin has not been notified.

The driver is not injured, stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer