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Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run:Update on the 2nd car at the scene

07/15/19

The victim had been driving the older Lincoln when it apparently broke down on MLK St. S. Investigators believe she had gotten out of the car and was in the roadway nearby, when the Infiniti hit her.

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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 on MLK St. S. 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.