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Update: Fatal Hit & Run Crash on 5th Ave S at 37th St S

02-10-20

Newly released video of the crash is attached to this media alert.

St. Petersburg Police traffic investigators are looking for an older model, faded red Honda or Hyundai, after a fatal hit-and-run crash on 5th Ave. S. at 37th St. S. around 7:40 p.m., on Saturday, February 8th, 2020.

Brendan Markeith Hawkins (DOB 04/06/1995) was on a 2017 Suzuki motorcycle traveling eastbound, on 5th Ave. S.  The red vehicle was westbound on 5th Ave. S., and turned left into the southbound lane of 37th St. S., and into the path of the eastbound motorcycle.

 The motorcycle struck the back right-hand side of the car.  The suspect vehicle left the scene of crash.

The victim was wearing a helmet, however, he died shortly after transport to Bayfront Health.

If anyone has information about this crash, please call SPPD at 727-893-7780, or send an anonymous tip by texting "SPPD" and your tip to TIP-411.

Report 2020-005678