UPDATE: Uber Driver Dies after St. Petersburg Crash
Robert Marthaller, the Uber driver, died Tuesday (Oct. 25) of his injuries, St. Petersburg police say.
ST. PETERSBURG – An Uber driver died Tuesday (Oct. 25) from injuries he received in an early morning traffic crash Saturday (Oct. 22), according to the St. Petersburg police.
Robert J. Marthaller, 38, the Uber driver, died at Bayfront Health where he was taken after the crash. His passenger, Gary Bruce Jr., 29, was seriously injured and was also taken to Bayfront. The occupants of the other car were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The crash happened about 1:13 a.m. on Fourth Street N. Police said Mr. Marthaller, who was headed south on Fourth, had pulled into the driveway at 2312 Fourth St. N to pick up Bruce. Bruce got into the rear passenger’s side seat of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze that Mr. Marthaller was driving.
Officers said Mr. Marthaller tried to make a U-turn on Fourth so he could head back north. He pulled into the path of a 2015 Ford Mustang driven by Timothy G. Kane, 25, who was headed south on Fourth. The Mustang hit the driver’s side of the Cruze, police said.
For information about the St. Petersburg Police Department, go to police.stpete.org.
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