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FHP identifies pedestrian fatally struck twice in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Highway Patrol troopers on Sunday released the identity of the woman struck twice and killed last week while crossing 66th Street N.

Authorities said the woman — Ruby Jean Butler, 64, of Tulsa, Okla. — was pushing a shopping cart across the road about 10:30 p.m. June 1 at the intersection of 42nd Avenue N. She was struck by a Honda Civic driven by Caleb J. Fitzgerald, 18, of Gulfport.

The force of the impact threw Butler into the center lane, where she was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Vicki S. Miller, 51, of Clearwater.

Butler died at the scene.

Officials said the crash remains under investigation.

FHP identifies pedestrian fatally struck twice in St. Petersburg 06/08/14 [Last modified: Sunday, June 8, 2014 10:29am]
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