ST PETERSBURG — The city’s lively downtown entertainment scene turned deadly early Saturday morning when a driver fleeing police ran two red lights and plowed into two pedestrians as restaurants and bars were emptying for the night.
Struck dead was a popular 31-year-old chef who was heading home to his wife, also a downtown chef, who is nine months pregnant and due to give birth to their second child this week.
“We were just starting our lives,” said Ana Granucci Davis, 28, executive chef at 400 Beach Drive Seafood and Tap House, tearing up as she talked of her husband, Aaron, head chef at the Kitchen St Pete. They had often talked about his late hours and the dangers of driving home amid drunken drivers.
“He wasn’t even driving,” she said. “He was walking.” ….”
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