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Middleton High School girl hit by car on Hillsborough Avenue dies

Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, 15, had been on life support at Tampa General Hospital since the March 17 accident, police said.

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Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, 15, had been on life support at Tampa General Hospital since the March 17 accident, police said.

TAMPA — One of two sisters hit by a car as they jaywalked in the dark across Hillsborough Avenue on the way to Middleton High School has died, Tampa police announced Saturday.

Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, 15, had been on life support at Tampa General Hospital since Tuesday's accident, police said. Her sister, Victoria, 14, survived and had been in stable condition.

The teen died Saturday, but police did not release the time of death. Members of the teens' family could not be reached for comment.

There are two marked crosswalks — at N 22nd Street and N 30th Street — less than a quarter-mile from where the girls were struck Tuesday as they tried to cross the busy, six-lane highway, where the speed limit is 45 mph.

The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. as the teens walked to school. No charges have been filed.

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