Pedestrian dead after being hit by car in Pinellas Park, driver charged with DUI over .15

Pinellas County

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) — Police say a pedestrian who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Pinellas Park overnight has died.

According to Pinellas Park police, the crash happened just before 12:30 a.m. Friday on 66th Street North near 70th Avenue.

Officers say a pedestrian was hit by a 2016 Nissan Sentra that was headed north on 66th Street, driving in the middle lane. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, police say.

According to police, officers who responded to the scene of the crash noticed the driver of the Nissan, identified as 22-year-old Carly Christopher, showed signs of impairment. A DUI investigation was completed and Christopher provided a breath sample of .153 and .156 BAC, police say.

Christopher was arrested for DUI over .15 and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Police say she was not injured in the crash.

Police have not identified the pedestrian because they are still working to inform family members. Officers say the person was crossing the street mid-block outside a crosswalk when the crash happened.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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