Deadly St. Pete crash under investigation - WFLA News Channel 8

Deadly St. Pete crash under investigation

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ST PETERSBURG, FL -

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to figure out why the driver of 1976 Corvette lost control of the car near 34th Street North in St. Petersburg Tuesday around midnight and hit utility poles and other cars.

William Ray Elliott, 62, of St. Petersburg was going north down 34th Street when he drove off the roadway and into a utility pole.

The Corvette then hit two parked empty cars, according to the FHP report, then overturned and smashed into another utility pole.

Troopers say Elliott and his passenger Gina Molina Abella, 50, were not wearing seat belts, and were thrown from the car.

Elliott died at the scene.  Paramedics took Abella to Bayfront Medical Center.

FHP investigators are working to determine what had caused the crash. They have not listed any charges on the report.

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