Suspect in St. Pete Hit and Run Turns Self In
The other driver is in critical condition, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
ST. PETERSBURG – A man suspected in a hit and run crash that critically injured the other driver turned himself in Wednesday (Nov. 15), according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Darrell Lamarcus Cutliff, 31, of St. Petersburg, was charged with one count each of leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries and driving while license suspended. The car, a 2004 Lexus ES300, was found in the yard of the vehicle’s owner in Pinellas Park.
Anne Therese Turner, 62, of St. Petersburg, the other driver, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with critical injuries. Troopers said today (Nov. 16) that she is in serious condition. She was not wearing a seat belt.
The crash happened about 10:38 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 14) at the intersection of 49th Street and 46th Avenue N. The unnamed woman was driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent north on 49th in the left turn lane. Troopers said Cutliff was driving the Lexus south on 49th in the center lane.
The Hyundai turned left to head west on 46th and entered the path of oncoming traffic. The Lexus hit the Hyundai, troopers said. The impact pushed the Hyundai to the southwest corner of the intersection where it collided with a utility pole. The Lexus was pushed to the outside travel lane, then fled, troopers said.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
Photos courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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