85-year-old Palm Harbor man struck dead crossing U.S. 19

An 85-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a car while trying to cross U.S. 19, Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (Times file photo)
An 85-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a car while trying to cross U.S. 19, Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (Times file photo)
Published January 27 2018
Updated January 28 2018

PALM HARBOR Troopers have identified the 85-year-old man who died after he was struck by a car while trying to cross U.S. 19, Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Walter J. Fitzgerald of Palm Harbor was walking in a marked crosswalk when a Cadilac SLS turning from Alderman Road under a green light hit him just before 7 a.m.

The driver, 22-year-old Dominick Rozzi of Holiday, sustained minor injuries. Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The 85-year-old died at the scene. Charges are pending for Rozzi, according to the FHP.

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