Pedestrians killed in separate crashes in Tampa and Temple Terrace Thursday night

TAMPA — Two pedestrians were killed within about half an hour in the Busch Boulevard area Thursday night.

Temple Terrace police say a 74-year-old man crossing N 56th Street was hit a by a Nissan Altima at 8:29 p.m.

And Tampa police say a woman in her 50s crossing Busch Boulevard was hit by a Honda sedan at 9:03 p.m.

According to the Temple Terrace police, Ralph Didion of 215 Forest Park Drive was walking a few steps ahead of his wife in the crosswalk of N 56th Street at Temple Heights Drive, when he stepped into the path of Gloria D. Fulton, 47, who driving her Nissan Altima north on N 56th Street.

He died on scene, said police spokesman Michael Dunn.

Fulton and Didion's wife were uninjured.

No charges were immediately filed as police continue to investigate the crash, said Dunn.

A half-hour later, a woman in her 50s was crossing Busch Boulevard at N 14th Street when she stepped in front of a Honda sedan traveling on the inside eastbound lane of the six-lane road, said Lt. Dave Goodman of the Tampa police.

The woman died.

The driver was not injured, Goodman said.

Police were working late Thursday to identify the woman and notify her relatives, he said.

No charges had been filed against the Honda driver.

Pedestrians killed in separate crashes in Tampa and Temple Terrace Thursday night 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 9:15am]

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