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© St. Petersburg Times, published December 18, 2000

Hit-and-run accident kills St. Petersburg man

ST. PETERSBURG -- A 55-year-old pedestrian died after suffering head injuries in a hit-and-run accident early Sunday.

Gene Parcekartzuk was crossing 34th Street N at Dartmouth Avenue about 1 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle heading north, according to St. Petersburg police. Few details were available.

Parcekartzuk, who lived at a motel near the site of the accident, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died about 8:30 p.m.

The investigation was continuing, and detectives were interviewing witnesses.

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