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3rd victim of St. Pete hit and run crash dies

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Left to right: Grace LaShawn Collier, Jamesia Chera Santoria Lang, Briana LeQuinda Campbell Left to right: Grace LaShawn Collier, Jamesia Chera Santoria Lang, Briana LeQuinda Campbell
Three crosses mark the scene of the crash Three crosses mark the scene of the crash
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

The third victim of a hit and run crash in St. Petersburg died Friday afternoon, police say.

Grace LaShawn Collier was pronounced dead at 1:47 p.m. at Tampa General Hospital.

The crash happened before 3:00 a.m. Thursday on the 800 block of 16th St. South.

Investigators believe Collier was driving her nieces, Briana LeQuinda Campbell and Jamesia Chera Santoria Lang, when it happened.

Investigators told WFLA someone was speeding in a 2012 Chrysler, FL tag R641LW, and was southbound on 16th Street South in the northbound lanes. Collier turned left to go into a parking lot at 882 16 Street South. As the Saturn crossed the northbound lanes, the front of the Chrysler struck the left rear of the it.

As the vehicle spun, the force threw Campbell from the right front seat into the rear seat, on top of Lang. The force threw Collier across the car. It partially ejected her through the passenger window.

The fuel tank of the Saturn “was compromised,” as St. Petersburg Police put it, and the vehicle burst into flames.

Campbell and Lang died in the car.

Police are still seeking the driver of the car that hit them.

Josh Green contributed to this report.

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