St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023-
Date of original release: 09-05-23

Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Release posted on 09-05-23 at 8:34 a.m.

On Monday, September 4th just before 1 a.m., a Dodge Ram was traveling westbound in the 2400-block of 18th Avenue South. A pedestrian, James Higgs (04/21/55) was crossing 18th Avenue South in the mid-block with no crosswalk. The Dodge Ram was unable to stop and struck the pedestrian.

Higgs was transported to Bayfront Health where he died of his injuries. The next of kin has been notified.

The driver of the Dodge Ram remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer