1 driver dies, another pulled to safety in St. Pete crash

- One man has died after a fiery crash involving three drivers early Saturday morning, but the actions of a good Samaritan may have kept a second person from dying, police said.

The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. near the the intersection of 22nd Avenue South and 34th Street.

St. Petersburg police said the driver of an Audi A4, identified as 27-year-old Kelvin Santana, was likely speeding when he rear-ended a Ford SUV stopped for a red light in the southbound lane of 34th Street.

The Ford was knocked into a Honda, also stopped at the light. The Ford caught fire, but the driver was pulled out of the vehicle by a passerby.

All parties involved were transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The Santana was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

St. Petersburg police said Santana's driver's license shows a Miami address, but relatives said he was living in Clearwater. 

The drivers of the Ford and the Honda were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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