April 13, 2015

Aaron Davis - a victim of impaired driving in St. Petersburg, Florida

Aaron Davis and Ana
Aaron Davis, age 31, died on April 11, 2015, on a street in St. Petersburg, Florida.

At about 2:00 a.m., Aaron was heading home from work.  He and a fellow employee, Brian LaFrance, were crossing a city street. They had a green light. A vehicle which was fleeing from the Police ran through a red light and crashed into Aaron and Brian. Brian was sideswiped but Aaron was violently thrown by the impact.

The vehicle then hit two light pillars, ripping one of the front wheels off of the vehicle.  The driver and his passenger fled the scene but were detained by the employees at a local nightclub. 

Tragically, Aaron died at the scene. 

Brian Lee LaFrance was hospitalized and then released.

Jason Mitchell, age 25, was the driver of the vehicle. He has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter. He tried to escape from police custody after he was taken into custody but failed. 

He has a prior record for grand theft auto, fleeing police and possession of illegal drugs. 

Donations to cover expenses can be made to the Ana Davis Family Fund at any C1 Bank branch.  

Aaron Davis was a chef at The Kitchen restaurant. His wife, Anastacia, is expected to
Angels of God, pray for Aaron
and for those who have lost him
give birth to the couple's second child this week. 

Aaron was well-known and popular with his friends, co-workers and customers. He was a friend and a mentor to many.  He was generous and an all around good guy.

Jason Mitchell is innocent until proven guilty.

However we offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Aaron's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He had a smile that could light up a room.  He was a loving husband and father. He will be forever mourned.

Aaron is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife, Anastacia; his daughter, Audrey; and his unborn son.

Pray for justice for Aaron.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

God save us from the hit and run drivers.  They strike us down on the street and then run away like wolves. Amen.

Pray that Aaron is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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