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Brandon pedestrian dies after car hits him on Hillsborough Avenue

BRANDON — A 21-year-old man died Thursday morning after he was hit by a car while crossing E Hillsborough Avenue, troopers said.

Harold Lewis Thomas, 31, of Tampa, was driving a 2003 BMW west on E Hillsborough Avenue just after 2 a.m. As he approached the Falkenburg Road intersection, Dedric Lynell Bynum, 21, of Tampa, walked into the street, troopers said.

The BMW hit Bynum, who troopers said entered the intersection just west of the crosswalk.

The collision sent Bynum flying to the southwest corner of the intersection, troopers said. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead about 6:50 a.m.

Thomas, who was wearing his seat belt and suffered minor injuries, was cited in 2009 for driving with an invalid driver's license in Hillsborough County, according to state records. His license remained invalid due to his apparent refusal to pay fines.

Troopers estimated that the collision caused $7,000 in damage to his car.

The investigation is ongoing.

Times researcher Carolyn Edds contributed to this report. Reach Marissa Lang at [email protected] or (813) 226-3386.

Brandon pedestrian dies after car hits him on Hillsborough Avenue 10/13/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:16pm]
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