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Pedestrian dead following Pinellas Park crash, driver arrested for DUI

Officers from the Pinellas Park Police Department continue to investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian in the 6900 block of 66th Street N. The crash occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Officers responded to the crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.

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The vehicle involved was a 2016 Nissan Sentra, traveling north on 66th St in the middle lane. The driver, 22 year-old Carly Christopher of St. Petersburg, sustained no injuries as a result of the crash. Officers on-scene observed signs of impairment and completed a DUI investigation. Carly was arrested for DUI and provided a breath sample of .153 and .156. At the time of the crash, the pedestrian was crossing mid-block and outside of a crosswalk.

Carly has been transported to the Pinellas County Jail and was booked for DUI.

The pedestrian has been identified as 33-year-old Jesus Ramon Gutierrez-Hipolito from
St. Petersburg.

The investigation is still active and no other charges are expected.

All lanes of 66th St were reopened at approximately 5 AM.

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