Red Light Runner Flees After Causing Deadly St. Petersburg Car Crash

St. Petersburg Police announced a 22 year old college student was in a hit-and-run crash.

According to authorities, the deadly crash happened when Andrew Mitchell and twenty-two year old Doneisha Bowens were driving northbound on 34th Street S early Sunday morning.

At the same time the driver of a Chevy pickup, driven by forty nine year old Anthony Brown was driving westbound on 5th Ave. South heading toward the intersection with 34th Street South and approaching a red stoplight.

At just prior to 4a.m. Brown ran the red light as Bowens and Mitchel were proceeding though the intersection having the right-of-way. Brown’s Chevy pick up truck collided with the car Bowens and Mitchel were in at speed.

The two vehicles crashed violently and when Brown’s Chevy came to rest he fled the scene on foot. However he did not get far before St. Petersburg police officers were able to subdue and apprehend Brown taking him into custody.

Bowens was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where she was pronounced dead.

After treatment at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Brown was release back into police custody where he has been charged with several serious charges including DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and battery of a police officer.