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Florida Avenue just south of Fletcher closed after fatal crash

TAMPA — A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Florida and Fletcher avenues in Tampa, deputies say.

The crash happened around 2:33 p.m., and deputies expect that Florida, between 131st and Fletcher avenues, will be closed the remainder of Wednesday afternoon as the Florida Highway Patrol investigates.

According to FHP, Timothy Harvey Danenhower, 41, was traveling northbound on Florida in a truck towing a trailer loaded with a tractor. The pedestrian, 64, was on the east shoulder sidewalk and started walking west across the street before being struck by the truck's passenger side.

Authorities said that Danenhower remained at the scene and was not injured. The pedestrian, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP is investigating and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is handling traffic control. Deputies advise drivers to avoid the area, as they expect long delays.

Florida Avenue just south of Fletcher closed after fatal crash 02/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:17pm]
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