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Woman dies day after Largo hit-and-run

CLEARWATER — Police are asking for help finding a hit-and-run vehicle that struck a 79-year-old woman on Tuesday. Police said the woman who was hit, Ellen Sweeney of Largo, died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Wednesday evening.

The crash happened about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Belcher Road near Rainbow Drive. Sweeney was southbound on Belcher when a pickup turned into her path as it tried to enter an "exit only" area of the post office at Belcher Road and Rainbow Drive.

Authorities said Sweeney was not able to stop and her car hit the truck, traveling another 200 feet before crashing into a sign near Rainbow Drive. The truck left the scene, police said.

Authorities describe the pickup as a silver or gray 2005-2006 Dodge with tinted windows that has damage to the rear quarter panel and the back end.

Anyone with information is asked to call (727) 562-4200.

Woman dies day after Largo hit-and-run 03/17/11 [Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 1:01am]
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