Hit-and-Run Crash in St. Petersburg Kills Motorcyclist, Police Looking for Suspect

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. February 10, 2020

St. Petersburg, FL (2/9/2020) – Police are searching for the suspect of a hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead on Saturday night. The crash occurred at around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue South and 37th Street South.

Police say 24-year-old Brendan Markeith Hawkins was driving his 2017 Suzuki motorcycle east on 5th Avenue South when the driver of a faded red Honda or Hyundai turned into him. Hawkins’ motorcycle clipped the back right side of the car and fell off of his motorcycle. The driver then fled the scene.

Paramedics rushed Hawkins to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say that he may have been speeding leading up to the crash, but was wearing a helmet. Anyone with information on this accident should call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.

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Source: WFTS