Fatal Traffic Crash

TITLE: Officers Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation

WHEN: Sunday, August 29th, 2021, at 8:10 PM

WHERE: 34th St N at 62nd Ave N

WHO:

Vehicle Driver - Donte Gainer, 27 YOA, St. Petersburg

Pedestrian - Deceased adult male - Identity being withheld pending next of kin
notification

WHAT: Officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle
at 34th St N and 62nd Ave N. The adult male pedestrian was transported to a
local hospital with serious injuries, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers learned the male pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk across 34th
St N against the "Do not walk" symbol.  At the same time, Donte Gainer was
traveling south on 34th St N in the middle lane with a green light illuminated
to continue through the intersection.  The pedestrian was in the path of Donte
Gainer, causing the crash.

Speed nor impairment are a factor for this crash.  The pedestrian's identity
is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.

Released by: Sergeant John Shea

PREVIOUS RELEASE

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Contact: Sergeant John Shea
Public Information Officer
O- 727-369-7830
JShea@pinellas-park.com

TITLE: Officers Investigating Serious Injury Crash

WHEN: Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 8:10 PM

WHERE: 34th St N at 62nd Ave N

WHAT: Members of the Pinellas Park Police Department are on the scene of a
crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian at 34th St N and 62nd Ave N.
The adult male pedestrian has been transported to a local hospital with
serious injuries.

Portions of the roadway will be closed for an extended period while this
investigation is completed.  A follow-up release will be sent tomorrow morning
with more information about this crash.

TRAFFIC ALERT- Southbound 34th St N and both east and west 62nd Ave will be
closed while the investigation occurs.

Released by: Sergeant John Shea