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Two pedestrians die a half-hour apart in separate Hillsborough accidents

TAMPA -—Two pedestrians were killed within a half 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 53-year-old woman was struck crossing Busch Boulevard by a Honda sedan at 9:03 p.m.

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 56th Street, police said.

He died at the scene, said Temple Terrace police spokesman Michael Dunn.

Fulton and Didion's wife were uninjured.

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

A half-hour later, Marcella L. Staten, 53, 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 Tampa police Lt. Dave Goodman.

The woman died.

The driver was not injured, Goodman said.

No charges had been filed against the Honda driver.

Two pedestrians die a half-hour apart in separate Hillsborough accidents 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 1:03pm]
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