Pedestrian killed crossing road in Clearwater was homeless man

CLEARWATER — Police have identified the 57-year-old man who was killed while crossing Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard on Wednesday evening.

John Robert Nedel, 57, was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m.

Nedel was homeless, police said.

Nedel was running, mid-block, from the south side of Gulf-to-Bay near Glenwood Avenue just before 6 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Juan Vazquez-Dezha, who was westbound on Gulf-to-Bay in the curb lane.

Vazquez-Dezha was charged with not having a valid driver's license.

Pedestrian killed crossing road in Clearwater was homeless man 12/10/10 [Last modified: Friday, December 10, 2010 2:20pm]

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