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Update - Fatality hit & run crash 9 Ave S 40 St


The victim in this crash has been identified as Saniya Dixon (DOB 08/12/1992).

On January 18th around 10:14am a 2018 silver sedan was going northbound on 40th Street South.  The driver of a stolen Mercedes was travelling westbound on 9th Ave South, ran a stop sign and crashed into the silver sedan.

The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot and is still at-large.  Both the passenger and driver of the silver sedan were transported to the hospital, but Daxon later died from her injuries.  The driver is currently in stable condition.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the crash or the driver who fled, should call our non-emergency line at 727-893-7780.  You can also send an anonymous text by texting "SPPD" and your tip to TIP-411.


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At 10:14 a.m. police responded to a hit and run crash between a stolen Mercedes and a Malibu at 9th Avenue South and 40th Street South.

The driver of the stolen car fled the scene and is still at large.

The Malibu driver, a woman, was seriously injured and her passenger, a 27 year old woman, died at the hospital. The driver is in serious but stable condition.

The 9th Avenue and 40th Street South intersection will remain closed for several hours for the investigation.

Anyone with information please call St. Petersburg Police at 893-7780.

Report 2020-002508