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Man crossing Palm Harbor road killed by car

PALM HARBOR — A 79-year-old man crossing County Road 1 on foot was struck by a car and killed Wednesday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened just after 6 p.m. near Tampa Road. Raymond M. Wheeler, of Dunedin, was crossing County Road 1 outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by a northbound car driven by Laura Marie Santoro, 29, of Holiday, the FHP said.

Wheeler sustained critical injuries and was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he died, the FHP said. Troopers are investigating the crash.

Man crossing Palm Harbor road killed by car 05/04/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 11:33pm]
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