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.

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Bernie Walsh

Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.