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St. Petersburg Police Search for Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

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The deceased man was sitting in the street when he was hit, St. Pete police say.

ST. PETERSBURG – Police here are searching for a driver who hit and killed a man who was sitting in 34th Street in St. Petersburg.

Allen Blanford Sowards, 58, of St. Petersburg, died of injuries he suffered in Friday (Oct. 9) morning’s crash.

The crash happened about 12:18 a.m. on 34th Street near First Avenue S, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Police said Mr. Sowards walked into 34th Street and sat in the road near First Avenue S. A Nissan Altima traveling northbound struck him and drove off.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Petersburg Police Department Non-Emergency line at (727) 893-7780.

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