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Second victim of Coffee Pot Boulevard hit and run dies

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A second victim of a hit and run accident that occurred on January 25 in St. Petersburg, in the 1900 block of Coffee Pot Boulevard, has died.

Roger Wurr of Germany was pronounced dead a little after 6 a.m. Wednesday at Bayfront Medical Center.

The driver of the Ford F250 pickup truck, Timothy Michael Deacon now faces 2 counts of DUI Manslaughter in the deaths of Wurr and Gloria Mastell of St. Petersburg, who died at the scene.

Deacon was driving southbound on Coffee Pot Boulevard at the same time Mastell and Wurr were walking along the water front sidewalk.

Authorities say Deacon operated his vehicle in a careless manner and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Deacon drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk. The front of Deacon's vehicle struck both pedestrians, knocking Mastell over the seawall and into the water. Deacon then fled the scene and was later located at his residence with the vehicle.

Mastell was pronounced dead at the scene and Wurr was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Law enforcement arrested Deacon and charged him with DUI Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Death.

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