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Update - Children Hit in Crash


The victims in Friday afternoon’s pedestrian crash at 18th Avenue S and 28th Street S are Alyisha Woods (12/17/2004) and Shirnice Johnson (12/27/2011).

Alyisha suffered minor injuries, but Shirnice remains in critical but stable condition.

As of now, the driver has not been charged. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Report# 2018-051926


Date / Time of Release: November 30, 2018 2345 hours

Incident: Serious Bodily Injury Crash

Location:18th Avenue South and 28th Street South

Date / Time of Incident: November 30, 2018 1735 hours

Brief Description of Incident:

A silver 2000 Toyota Celica, driven by Jordan Davis (B/M, 09/02/1990) was eastbound on 18th Avenue South. Two juveniles (B/F, 13 years old and B/F, six years old) were crossing 18th Avenue South. It is unclear at this time, if both juveniles were struck with the vehicle; however, the six-year-old was struck by the vehicle and has life threatening injuries. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The investigation is still on going at this time.

Next of Kin Notified:
Yes- Mother of six-year-old
Yes-Guardian of 13-year-old

Release Prepared by: Officer Jill Cox (TH4)

For more information, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Public Information Office at 727-893-7550 during normal business hours; weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


The St. Petersburg Police Department is on the scene of a crash involving two children in the 2700 block of 18th Avenue S. Both children were transported to the hospital. As of now, their injuries are unknown. The driver stopped and is cooperating with investigators.

18th Ave S between 27th and 28th Streets is closed.

More information will be released when it becomes available.