ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — A car struck and killed a pedestrian and a bicyclist after it diverted from the roadway in St. Pete Saturday afternoon, according to police.
Around 2:21 p.m., a Toyota Corolla, driven by 21-year-old Owen Gardner Whittaker, and a Mazda sedan crashed on 4th Street North at 72nd Avenue North.
St. Pete police said Whittaker ran the light and was hit by the Maza. who attempted to complete a turn when their light changed to red.
The collision caused Whittaker to divert from the road, hitting both a pedestrian, a 62-year-old St. Pete woman, and a biker, a 62-year-old St. Pete man.
The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries. The bicyclist died at the scene of the crash, according to police.
Whittaker was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and taken to Pinellas County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing.