PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – A pedestrian was killed in Pinellas Park early Friday morning by a 23-year-old St. Pete woman woman driving under the influence of alcohol.
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On Friday, May 7, 2021, at approximately 12:25 AM, Pinellas Park officers responded to a crash in the 6900 Block of 66th Street involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased from injuries sustained. The victim was later identified as 33-year-old Jesus Ramon Gutierrez-Hipolito.READ MORE: Florida Judge Says 15-Week Abortion Law In Florida Is Unconstitutional
The vehicle involved was a 2016 Nissan Sentra, traveling north on 66th St in the middle lane. The driver, 23-year-old Carly Christopher, 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.MORE NEWS: Florida Judge Allows Lawsuit Filed By Gabby Petito's Parents Against Brian Laundrie's Parents To Move Forward
Carly has been transported to the Pinellas County Jail and was booked for DUI, over .15. In Florida, it is illegal to drive with a .08% BAC (blood alcohol content) or higher. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.