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Police identify men killed, hurt in Clearwater crashes

CLEARWATER — Police released the names Thursday of two men in their 50s who were hit by pickups in separate traffic accidents Wednesday in Clearwater.

Steven John Fallucchi, 54, was killed about 5:30 p.m. while walking across Drew Street, Clearwater police said.

Moses McBride Jr., 56, was severely injured about 2:30 p.m. when he was hit on his bicycle while crossing Missouri Avenue.

A witness saw Fallucchi, of Clearwater, walk across Drew near Baker Avenue and stop briefly on the double-yellow center line before stepping into Drew's westbound lane, police said.

He was struck by a 1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jeremy Cornelius Jones, 31.

Jones tried to stop but couldn't in time, police said. Fallucchi died at the scene.

McBride, who is homeless, was riding a bicycle across Missouri near Franklin Circle, midway between Court and Cleveland streets, when he was hit by a southbound pickup.

McBride was flown to Bayfront Medical Center. He remained in critical condition Thursday.

Times staff writer Danny Valentine and researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this report. Contact Drew Harwell at (727) 445-4170 or dharwell@sptimes.com.

Police identify men killed, hurt in Clearwater crashes 06/23/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:41pm]
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