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Cyclist struck, killed by vehicle

A bicyclist was killed late Tuesday night, Tampa Police said.

The cyclist, whose name, age or gender were not available, was struck by a vehicle about 10:16 p.m. at Kennedy Boulevard and MacDill Avenue, police said.

Suspect sought in fatal hit-run

TAMPA _ A 64-year-old man was killed as he walked on Causeway Boulevard this weekend, and sheriff's deputies are trying to find the driver who hit him.

Kenneth Gragg of 1701 S 20th St., Tampa, was struck in the head and thrown about 25 feet into a ditch sometime on Saturday night or Sunday morning. He was found Sunday at 7:10 a.m., Hillsborough deputies said.

Gragg was walking west along the north side of Causeway Boulevard, east of 50th Street. Deputies think he was hit by a semitrailer truck, and the vehicle may have damage to the right side mirror.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or sheriff's deputies at 247-8200.

Motorist hits bus, dies

TAMPA _ A Clearwater woman driving on Hillsborough Avenue Tuesday night slammed into the back of a stopped HARTline bus and was killed, authorities said.

The crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. near the Hillsborough-Pinellas line.

The bus, driven by Arturo Macia, 35, was stopped in the right lane to drop off a passenger, said Sheriff's Lt. Rod Reder.

Jeanette Fakhari of 3274 Beaver Drive in Clearwater drove her 2001 Toyota into the back of the bus, said Reder. She was not wearing a seat belt, he said.

She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The bus driver was not injured. There were two passengers on the bus, and one received a bump on the leg that did not require medical assistance, Reder said.

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