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This crash is still under investigation, but preliminary information indicates that at 3:23am a white 2016 Mazda Miata was westbound at a high rate of speed on 38th Ave North. As it was approaching 49th Street North, the driver lost control, swerved off the road and hit a tree. The car immediately caught fire. When police arrived the driver and passenger were burned beyond recognition.
Police determined the car was stolen hours earlier.
Identification of the two bodies is pending the medical examiner’s report.
St. Petersburg police is investigating a fatal crash at 38th Ave. North and 49th St. North.
A single car swerved off the road and hit a tree. Both people inside died.
38th Avenue North will be closed to traffic in both directions for several hours for the investigation.
I will release more information as it becomes available.