83-year-old man killed by SUV while waiting at St. Pete bus stop

Posted at 2:31 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 06:54:11-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A man was hit by an SUV and killed while waiting at a St. Petersburg bus stop Sunday afternoon.

St. Pete Police say they are still looking for one of the drivers.

The crash happened on 49th Street North outside the Disston Plaza at around 12:50 p.m.

According to witnesses, the driver of a blue SUV swerved as they collided, or nearly collided, with a small white SUV, and the careened into a bus stop where a man and his grandson were sitting and waiting for the bus.

Santiago Carcamo, 83, later died from his injuries at a local hospital. His grandson, Gabriel Oliva, also suffered broken bones in the crash.

The blue SUV's driver, Louise Pequeno, 78, was shaken up but not injured. She is cooperating with the police investigation.

The driver of the small, white SUV did not stay at the scene and police are still hoping to find and talk to that driver. St. Pete Police tells ABC Action News that the driver who left the scene likely would not be charged, but could be key to the investigation.

Carcamo was in the area buying equipment for his walker. Because he doesn't speak English very well, he was accompanied by his grandson to translate, according to the woman who sold the equipment to them. Leslie Corwin describes Carcamo as a very sweet man who takes the bus to get around town.

"When I heard it was a man, I said, please God don’t let it be Mr. Santiago," says Corwin to ABC Action News. "It saddens me. Very sad. He's a happy, jolly guy coming from church, then coming to pick up his things, doing his chores and going home on the bus," adds Corwin.

Anyone with information is asked to call (727) 893-7780 or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411.