News: Female pedestrian, 70, loses life in St. Pete hit-and-run


ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A 70-year-old woman passed away Wednesday after she was struck at an intersection in the Deniston Heights neighborhood by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene. 

The fatal collision happened after 6:30 p.m. at the 22nd Avenue North and 41st Street intersection, FOX 13 News reported. St. Petersburg Police said the victim was 70-year-old Karen Moorefield, who had dementia and was reported missing by her family less than an hour before. Though witnesses were performing CPR on her when police arrived, Moorefield succumbed to her wounds at the scene. 

Police are searching for the suspect, whom they believe was driving a 2013-2016 Cadillac SRX SUV, which sustained front-end damage in the crash. 

The wrongful death lawyers at Whittel & Melton, LLC understand the pain and heartache you must be feeling after losing your loved one to a deadly collision. We want to help you pursue justice and accountability from the person who was to blame, which could include financial compensation for what you’ve suffered. We invite you to give us a call at 866-608-5529 or online for a free, no-risk consultation. 

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