New Port Richey man killed after being hit by car

A New Port Richey man died Sunday night after he was hit by a car while crossing the street, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Around 8 p.m., John A Griffith, 45, was walking across State Road 54 south to north near Celtic Drive when a Nissan SUV traveling west hit him.

Griffith was struck by the front of the SUV, driven by Kathleen M. Botelho, 36, also of New Port Richey, authorities said. He died at the scene.

Florida Highway Patrol is asking any witnesses to call (813) 631-4020.

New Port Richey man killed after being hit by car 02/02/14 [Last modified: Sunday, February 2, 2014 11:25pm]

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