Advertisement
  1. Breaking News

FHP: Man hit by car in east Hillsborough; dies 3 days later

Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and developments.
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and developments.
Published Jul. 21, 2019

A 48-year-old New Jersey man has died after being hit by a car Thursday morning in east Hillsborough County, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.

At about 8:15 a.m. on July 18, Rafael Crescente Jr. of East Brunswick, New Jersey, was walking southbound through the westbound lanes of U.S. 92 near Walton Way. He was not using a crosswalk, the release said.

At the same time, Cynthia Murphy, 73, of Tampa, was headed eastbound on U.S. 92. Murphy then made a left turn into a Suncoast Credit Union.

Murphy hit Crescente with her 2009 Ford as she made the turn, the release said.

Crescente was taken to Tampa General Hospital after the crash. He died Sunday, according to the release.

No charges have been filed in the wake of the accident.

Contact Kirby Wilson at kwilson@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8793. Follow @kirbywtweets.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. The area will be closed to drivers headed north and south from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. through Friday.
  2. A new report to the Florida Legislature details the investigation that led to the forced resignations of six Moffitt Cancer Center employees in December, including president and CEO Dr. Alan List. [Moffitt Cancer Center]
    The money came from the “Thousand Talents Program” and went to personal accounts set up in China.
  3. A photo of the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Clearwater. Members of St. John M.B. Church march south on N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue moments after the conclusion of the city's 32nd Annual Leadership Breakfast Program at the North Greenwood Aquatic Center. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The annual march will not end at Coachman Park this year. Here’s the new route.
  4. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
    A man university police believe was target shooting near campus was not located, the university said.
  5. Luke Carl Neimi was arrested Thursday after Pinellas deputies said he was caught doing 145 mph on the Bayside Bridge. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
    He told deputies he was just “having some fun,” according to an arrest report.
  6. Gary Hudge, 54, paid an undercover detective to kill his brother, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. [Pinellas County jail]
    Gary Hudge also offered to buy the hitman a bus ticket, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
  7. Dave Bautista, shown here at his South Tampa office, has been named grand marshal of the 2020 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.
    The Guardians of the Galaxy star will lead the Pirate invasion along with Tampa police Lt. Travis Maus, who recently served in the Middle East.
  8. Ex-St. Petersburg police Officer Matthew Enhoffer is set to plead guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. In this 2015 picture, he received the St. Petersburg Police Department's Medal of Valor for his actions in a shootout with a troubled teenager that year. [Tampa Bay Times]
    Matthew Enhoffer once received the Medal of Valor from the St. Petersburg Police Department. Now a federal judge will decide his fate.
  9. A crash is causing a major backup in the northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland bridge this morning. [Florida Department of Transportation]
    A crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 275 caused a major backup on the Howard Frankland Bridge Thursday morning.
  10. The St. Petersburg skyline looking west from the waterfront. [CHRIS ZUPPA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The city released its State of the Economy report Wednesday.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement