St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-024248
Date of original release: 07-06-24

Child Ejected in DUI Crash

Release posted on 07-06-24 at 9:28 a.m.

At 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5th, green Kia SUV driven by Krista Carver (age 33 of Pinellas Park, Florida) was traveling southbound in the 4200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, in the median lane.

The SUV was swerving within its lane and did not have its headlights on . It crossed into the opposing lanes of travel and crashed into a large tree in front of 4400 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South.

A two-year-old passenger was improperly secured in a child safety seat and ejected from the vehicle.

The child was transported to John Hopkins All Children's Hospital and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Carver was transported to Orlando Bayfront Hospital where she was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Carver showed signs of impairment at the scene of the crash and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, child neglect, reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, and possession of controlled substance.


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