ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) - St. Petersburg Police are investigating a fatal crash on 49th Street north.

Police said they were called to the scene early Tuesday morning just before 4:30 after getting a call of a “vehicle in a porch” in the 3300 block of 49th street north. They found a vehicle had been traveling southbound on 49th St. N. at a high rate of speed and possibly with its lights off, when it left the roadway near 36th Ave. N. and then took out a bus stop and a tree before coming to rest in a porch of a home in the 3300 block, police said.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Investigators have cleared the scene and the roads are now open after being closed for several hours. 

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