St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2021-019284
Date of original release: 05-24-21

Fatal Single Vehicle Crash

Release posted on 05-23-24 at 7:59 a.m.

On Sunday, May 23, 2021, a 1997 Toyota SUV driven by Cynthia Rae Lauber (DOB 10/12/1954) was northbound on Dr. MLK St. N when it lost control and struck an above ground water main before crashing into the wall of the Jamestown Apartments in the 8400 block of MLK.

Lauber was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is unknown whether or not intoxication was involved.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer