St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-
Date of original release: 01-09-24

Arrest in Fatal Crash on July 20th, 2023

Release posted on 01-09-24 at 10:58 a.m.

Darrell Brandimore (DOB 12/13/1961) was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Driving causing Serious Bodily Injury.

On July 20th, 2023 at 4:50 p.m., a silver 2006 Toyota 4 Runner, driven by Brandimore, was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on 22nd Avenue North. A red 2018 Toyota Rav 4, driven by Sharon Johnson (DOB 08/22/1955), was traveling north from the stop sign at 46th Street North. As Johnson traveled into the intersection, Brandimore collided with her causing her to hit a tree. Brandimore's vehicle then continued north striking a silver 2019 Ram 1500 that was sitting at the stop sign. Johnson and a passenger in her vehicle were transported to Bayfront Health.

On July 21st, 2023 Johnson was pronounced dead due to the injuries sustained from the crash. The next of kin was notified.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer