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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Tampa

TAMPA — A pedestrian died Friday night after being hit by a vehicle that drove away, Tampa police said.

The accident happened at 7:09 p.m. at 4005 W. Hillsborough Ave. The pedestrian, a male whose name police would not release, was walking on the sidewalk near Aaron's Furniture when he was struck by a red Thunderbird traveling west on Hillsborough Avenue, police said.

Witnesses immediately called police and provided a detailed description of the car. Police caught the driver near the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and Anderson Road.

The investigation continued late Friday night as police questioned the driver, whose name has also not been released.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Tampa 07/23/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 9:58pm]
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