Deputies confirmed the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Major Accident Investigation Team with PCSO said they are investigating the deputy-involved crash that happened around 1:08 p.m. behind 4450 Gulf Boulevard. The 58-year-old deputy was parked facing west in his fully-marked Chevrolet Tahoe, investigators confirmed.
The deputy was speaking with several pedestrians on the beach when he was dispatched to a 911 hang-up call at another location, PCSO said. The deputy made a right turn from his parked position, when he hit a 23-year-old while she was lying on her back in the sand, the sheriff's office said.
The scene at St. Pete Beach after a Pinellas County deputy ran over a woman on St. Pete Beach. The image was provided by FOX 13 viewer who wanted to remain anonymous.
According to investigators, the front driver side tire of the Tahoe drove over the 23-year-old woman's right side and mid to upper back area.
The investigation is ongoing, according to Pinellas County deputies.