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Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run: Update

07/15/19

Victim: Phelexis Jakara Robinson, DOB 3-15-93, of St. Petersburg.

At 12:18 a.m., police were called to the scene of a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian, 26 year old Phelexis Jakara Robinson.

The preliminary investigation indicates that an Infinity sedan, stolen out of Hillsborough County, was southbound at a high rate of speed, when it hit Ms. Robinson near 34th Avenue South. She died at the scene. The Infiniti was abandoned on MLK St. South at 37th Avenue South.

Investigators still haven't determined whether another car, a Lincoln, left in the median lane on MLK St. South near 34th Avenue S., is connected to the fatal crash.

Report 2019-030730