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Man dies after walking into semitrailer's path

A man died Monday evening after he walked into the path of a semitrailer truck near the state fairgrounds.

The man has not been identified. But according to the Florida Highway Patrol, he was walking east on the paved shoulder of Hillsborough Avenue east of Walton Way at 5:55 p.m.

Daniel Suarez, 33, of 530 Richlyne St. in Tampa was driving the 1995 Ford semi west on Hillsborough Avenue.

Two witnesses also were driving west on Hillsborough, behind the truck. They told troopers that the pedestrian, a white male, for some reason stepped into the lane and was hit by the truck. He died at the scene, the report said. Suarez was not injured.

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