ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) – St. Pete Police released the name of a suspect Friday in a triple fatality hit and run crash. Police say they are looking for 27-year-old Marquice Lamonz Anderson of St. Petersburg who is described as being 6'4", 205 lbs, and has the tattoo ‘Gloria’ on his right forearm and, ‘Sylvia’ and ‘Domonque’ on his left forearm. Police say he is now clean shaven and sometimes frequents the area of 15 Avenue South and 49th Street.
Police say Anderson is wanted on outstanding warrants for vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving while licenses is suspended or revoked involving death and violation of probation.
Investigators have identified Anderson as the driver of the 2012 Chrysler 4-door sedan that struck a 2004 Saturn at 9 Avenue South and 16 Street resulting in the deaths of Briana Campbell, Jamesia Lang, and Grace Collier, St. Pete Police said. Collier was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital at 1:47 p.m. Friday, police said.
Police say Anderson has numerous past arrests on drug related charges and was on probation for such at the time of this accident. Efforts to locate Anderson so far have been unsuccessful and investigators do believe he is aware he is wanted and currently in hiding. Anyone with information regarding Anderson's whereabouts is asked to contact Special Deputy Chris Herron of the U.S. Marshals Service at 727-639-1167. A cash reward is available for information leading to Anderson's arrest.
The crash happened Thursday. Police say a Chrysler 4-door sedan was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of 16th Street at a high rate of speed just before 3 a.m. and hit a Saturn heading east bound on 9th Avenue South that was turning left on to 16th street. Police say three women were inside the Saturn. As a result of the impact, police say the gas tank to the Saturn ruptured and the car was fully engulfed in flames by the time first officer arrived on the scene. At that time, police said the driver of the Chrysler had already fled from the car.
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