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Woman, 75, dies after being hit by pickup on U.S. 19

CLEARWATER — A 75-year-old woman died Thursday night after being hit by a pickup truck the previous day on U.S. 19, officials said.

Maria E. Aqudelo de Rondon, 75, of California was near the intersection of U.S. 19 and Drew Street when she stepped into the street and into the path of an oncoming pickup, police said.

There is no crosswalk in the area and it was unclear why Rondon stepped off the curb in front of the vehicle, police said.

The 2005 Ford pickup truck, driven by Robert L. Osborne, 55, of Clearwater, was making a U-turn from the southbound side of the U.S. 19 service road at the time of the collision, police said. Rondon was struck in the U-turn lane beneath the northbound U.S. 19 overpass.

She was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in "very critical" condition before succumbing to her injuries Thursday night, officials said.

A portion of the road was closed while police investigated the collision.

Woman, 75, dies after being hit by pickup on U.S. 19 01/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:11pm]
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