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Gulfport man, 62, dies after being hit by two vehicles on I-275, troopers say

The pedestrian was running across southbound Interstate 275 when he was struck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The pedestrian ran eastbound across the interstate, troopers said.
The pedestrian ran eastbound across the interstate, troopers said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published May 22
Updated May 22

ST. PETERSBURG — A 62-year-old pedestrian was killed Friday after being struck by two vehicles while trying to run across Interstate 275, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident took place just before 7 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-275 approaching 22nd Avenue N.

A 62-year-old Gulfport man tried to run east across the interstate lanes when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by a 23-year-man Pensacola man and an SUV driven by a 58-year-old Parrish man, according to the highway patrol.

The pedestrian was fatally injured and died at the scene. Both drivers stopped and remained at the crash scene, troopers say.

The highway patrol did not say how the 62-year-old man ended up on the interstate. The agency did not release the names of those involved in the incident due to its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, an amendment to Florida’s Constitution that was meant to protect crime victims but deprives the public of information that had long been available under the state’s public records laws.