St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2021-026305
Date of original release: 07-15-21

Fatal Traffic Crash involving Pedestrian

Release posted on 07-15-21 at 9:55 a.m.

About 10:17 p.m. July 14, a Volkswagon Passat was traveling westbound on 18th Ave. S. approaching 19th St. S. A pedestrian, identified as Jeffrey Francis Maurio (DOB 04/15/1967) of St. Petersburg, was crossing 18th Ave. S. from the north side of the street. There was heavy rain at the time. The Passat struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. His relatives were notified.

The driver stopped at the scene and is cooperating with officers. He showed no signs of impairment.

18th Avenue South was closed for several hours during the investigation, but has since reopened. This is an ongoing investigation.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer