St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2022-043868
Date of original release: 11-21-22

Delayed Fatal Crash

Release posted on 11-21-22 at 9:59 a.m.

On November 17, 2022, just before 9:00 p.m., a black 2018 Chevy SUV was westbound on Central Avenue, approaching 25th Street South. John Cowie (06/12/1955), walked across Central Avenue from South to North in the 2500 block and was not in a crosswalk. The SUV struck him in the westbound lane of Central Avenue.

The driver initially fled the scene in his vehicle, but was followed by a witness, and later returned to the scene of the crash.

The victim was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he later died from his injuries on November 18th, 2022. Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer