TARPON SPRINGS — A pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car Saturday has been identified as 72-year-old John Wendell Edwards of Tarpon Springs.
The crash happened about 11 p.m. Saturday in Tarpon Springs. A Chrysler P.T. Cruiser driven by Iris Regina Cruz, 41, was traveling northbound on Alt. U.S. 19 when it struck Edwards as he crossed at Klosterman Road.
Edwards was rushed in critical condition to Helen Ellis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m.
Cruz also was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.