St. Pete man killed, woman injured after boat hits piling near Skyway Bridge

Hillsborough County
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A man was killed and a woman was seriously hurt after their boat crashed near the Skyway Bridge early Saturday morning, officials said. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) identified the man as 53-year-old Michael Anderson of St. Petersburg.

Officials said Anderson and 50-year-old Cheryl Iorio were aboard a boat in the Tampa Bay shipping channel when the vessel struck a Ranger Marker piling and both were hurt.

Officers were called to the scene at about 4 a.m. and Anderson and Iorio were both rushed to the Bayfront Hospital. Anderson died of his injuries and Iorio is listed in serious condition, officials said. 

FWC officers are working to remove the vessel from the piling, but said the boat is not currently creating any hazards for boaters.

Further information was not immediately available. 

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