Deputies ID Tampa driver fatally struck after exiting car following crash

Published May 15 2018
Updated May 15 2018

TAMPA Hillsborough County deputies have identified the man who was fatally struck Monday morning after exiting his vehicle following an earlier crash near the University of South Florida.

Deputies say William Costello, 77, of Tampa, was killed on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard at USF Pine Drive.

According to deputies, Costello was involved in a crash around 5:30 a.m. As deputies arrived, Costello walked east from the northbound median lane of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to get information from his car, which was located east of the intersection.

He walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle and died at the scene, deputies said.

That driver stopped at the scene and is being interviewed by deputies, according to a news release.

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