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ANTHONY HOLLOWAY
Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550
police.stpete.org

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-005678
Date of original release: 02-09-20

Fatal Hit and Run Crash at 5 Ave S and 37 St S

Update on 02-10-20 - Newly released video of the crash

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.

Video of suspect vehicle (No sound)


Previously released on 02-09-20

SPPD is looking for an older modeled, faded red Honda or Hyundai, after a fatal hit-and-run crash at 5th Ave S and 37th St S around 7:40pm on Saturday, February 8th, 2020.

Brendan Markeith Hawkins (DOB 04/06/1995) died after the above mentioned vehicle attempted to turned from westbound traffic on 5th Ave into the southbound lane of 37th Street South.

Hawkins was on a 2017 Suzuki motorcycle as he traveled eastbound and over the posted speed limit, on 5th Ave S when the red vehicle turned onto his path. His motorcycle struck the back right-hand side of the the car and slid to the south curb line of 5th Ave S. The other vehicle left the scene of crash.

He was wearing a helmet, but died shortly after transport to Bayfront Hospital.

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.

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