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Gregory Perenich
2 March 2022

St. Petersburg Bicyclist Dies After Hit-and-Run

St. Petersburg Bicyclist Dies After Hit-and-Run

A 45-year-old St. Petersburg bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle early Sunday morning has died, the St. Petersburg Police Department said Tuesday afternoon.

Carl Budinsky of St. Petersburg was riding an electronic cross-country bicycle in the 7800 block of 38th Ave. N. when the driver of a silver or gray Nissan Xterra came up behind him and struck him around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the agency.

The driver did not stop after striking Budinsky, police said.

Traffic investigators are looking for the driver and the vehicle. The description is a 1999-2004 Nissan Xterra with a missing antenna and damage to the front right side.