14-Year-Old Driver’s Crash May Have Killed 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Tampa Bay-area police are investigating whether a man found dead in a front yard was killed by a 14-year-old driver.

St. Petersburg Police say the teen and a 12-year-old passenger were speeding early Sunday when the 14-year-old lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole.

Police say the vehicle continued sliding until it came to rest in a front yard.

The driver and passenger fled before police arrived, but police say both have been identified.

During the investigation, a man was found in the yard near the crash scene.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say investigators are trying to determine if the dead man was involved in the crash.

The man’s name was not released, pending notification of next of kin.

News Talk Florida Staff