6-Year-Old Spring Hill Girl Dies After Struck by Vehicle, Mother and Sister Injured
Last updated 4/11/2022 at 8:15pm
PINELLAS COUNTY – A Spring Hill family is grieving the loss of a 6-year-old girl, after she was struck and killed in St. Petersburg Saturday evening.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Yanitza Ortega, her 10-year-old and 6-year-old daughters attempted to cross the street at W. St. Petersburg Drive and Bayview Blvd, when they were struck by a 2010 Nissan Altima.
All three victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, but the 6-year-old girl did not survive.
Officials say there are no traffic control devices or a crosswalk at the intersection and the vehicle did have the right of way.
The driver, 40-year-old Eric Hoppes is not suspected of being impaired or violating any traffic laws and has not been charged.
The crash remains under investigation.