St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-002828
Date of original release: 01-21-20

Fatal Crash with DUI Arrest

Update on 01-21-20

The crash occurred on January 20th, 9 p.m., at 18th Avenue South and 22nd Street South.

A black 2015 Mazda 6, driven by Arttonyo Lee Jr. (DOB 10/12/1996) was traveling eastbound on 18th Avenue South. A gray 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Latoya Roundtree (DOB 07/16/1981) was traveling southbound on 22nd Street South. Lee was speeding and ran the red light at 22nd Street South where his vehicle crashed into the passenger side of Roundtree's vehicle.

Both Lee and Roundtree were transported from the scene to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Roundtree was pronounced dead.

Lee was observed to have numerous indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation was completed. Further blood test results are pending.

Lee was arrested for Vehicular Homicide, DUI Manslaughter, Possession of Marijuana Less Than 20 Grams and Violation of Probation.

Previously released on 01-21-20

Fatal crash

Police are investigating a crash between two cars at 18 Avenue South and 22nd Street South.

It occurred at 9 pm. One person died at the hospital from injuries.

The other driver was also hospitalized with injuries.

The intersection will be closed for the investigation for several hours. No other information will be released this evening.

Arttonyo Lee

Arttonyo Lee

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer