Heather Scozzaro Killed; David Yancey Injured in Crash at 38th Ave N and 49th St N in St Petersburg, FL

January 27, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Heather Scozzaro, David Yancey
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Florida Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
38th Avenue N and 49th St N
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1), non life threatening injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Taxi struck another vehicle that caused a chain collision involving 4 total vehicles

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person and injured four others on January 27th, 2019 in St. Petersburg, FL. Police say the accident occurred when a taxi driven by 47-year-old David Yancey struck another vehicle, causing a chain collision. A passenger in the taxi, 40-year-old Heather Scozzaro, was killed in the accident. The drivers of two of the vehicles involved were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Yancey was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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