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Police say dead man in Pinellas Park apparently hit by a car


Dead man appears hit by car, police say

Police were investigating the death of a man who appeared to have been hit by a car Saturday night near the intersection of 102nd Avenue and 49th Street.

Investigators had been unable to identify the man, who was found in the road on 102nd Avenue late Saturday, officials said.

"We've got to figure out who he is first," said Pinellas Park Police Capt. Michael Haworth. "He's expired. We're pretty sure a car was involved somehow."

The man was discovered about 8 p.m., officials said. A short time later, firefighters extinguished a car fire in a shopping center on the other side of 49th Street from where the dead man was found. Investigators did not initially know if the fire was related to the accident. The investigation remained ongoing late Saturday.

Times staff

Police say dead man in Pinellas Park apparently hit by a car 01/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:16pm]
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