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Pedestrian struck, killed while trying to cross Tampa street

TAMPA — Three cars struck and killed a pedestrian shortly after midnight today as he tried to cross Hillsborough Avenue near 34th Street, Tampa Police said.

The victim's name is not being released because his family has not been notified.

Police said the first two cars that struck the pedestrian stopped. The third car drove off.

According to reports, Harold Darrell Barrett of Lakeland, was driving a Lexus eastbound on East Hillsborough Avenue in the middle lane when the pedestrian tried to cross Hillsborough Avenue from the south side of the street, against the crosswalk sign, about 12:09 a.m.

Barrett did not see the walker, authorities said, and hit the man with the front right side of his car.

The driver of an Acura Legend, Willie Davis Jr. of Tampa, also hit the victim, reports state. A third car also hit the man, but did not stop.

The man died at the scene.

Pedestrian struck, killed while trying to cross Tampa street 11/15/09 [Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:02pm]
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