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He was standing near his Seminole home. He was hit and killed by a passing car.

The intersection near the accident is a difficult one to safely navigate.
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Published Dec. 8, 2019

A Seminole man was hit and killed by a car Saturday while standing just feet from his home, according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff''s Office.

At about 10:20 p.m., Stephen McGill, 66, was standing in the street outside his home on the 6600 block of Burning Tree Drive near the intersection of Burning Tree and Pinehurst Drive.

At that same time, 17-year-old Robin Aricel Westfall, also of Seminole, was driving a 2018 Toyota Corolla near McGill’s house. Westfall headed southbound on Burning Tree Drive, then turned right onto Pinehurst Drive — right into the area where McGill was standing, the release said. (It’s unclear why McGill was standing there, the release said.)

McGill was hit by Westfall’s right front bumper. He was taken to St. Petersburg General Hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash, the release said.

Neither speed nor alcohol are suspected to have been involved in the accident, the release said.

Deputies noted that the intersection of Burning Tree and Pinehurst is a difficult one for drivers to safely navigate.

“The intersection has very poor lighting, and trees and surrounding shrubbery further obstruct visibility when turning west onto Pinehurst Drive from southbound Burning Tree Drive,” the release said.


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