St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
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St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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For Immediate Release
Report number: 2021-005311
Date of original release: 02-16-21

Fatal Crash on 4th Ave. N

Released on 02-16-21 at 3:46 p.m.

Elaine Carrigan (DOB 05/31/1935) died yesterday after sustaining life threatening injuries in a February 11, 2021 crash involving a Chevy Silverado near the intersection of 1st St. N and 4th Ave N.

A pick-up truck, driven by Sulplicio Lopez Martinez (DOB 01/29/1990) was traveling southbound on 1st St. N and attempted to turn left onto 4th Ave. N. Carrigan was riding a motorized scooter (wheelchair) in the crosswalk with a green light, attempting to cross 4th Ave. N. when the Silverado crashed into her.

Carrigan suffered life threatening injuries, was transported to the hospital and was initially in critical condition.

Lopez Martinez was arrested for Driving without a Driver's License.

Carrigan's condition worsened and she succumbed to her injuries on February 15, 2021.

Additional charges may be pending.

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