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Largo pedestrian dies after being struck by car on Seminole Boulevard

The crash took place at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and Walsingham Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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Published Jul. 10
Updated Jul. 10

LARGO — A 53-year-old man died early Saturday after he was struck by a sedan while crossing Seminole Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident took place about 5:11 a.m. at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and Walsingham Road.

A 50-year-old Seminole man was headed north on Seminole Boulevard near the intersection, troopers said. At the same time the pedestrian, a 53-year-old Largo man, was crossing the middle of the intersection.

The driver then struck the pedestrian, according to the Highway Patrol. Troopers said the driver couldn’t see the man, who was wearing dark clothes in low lighting. The Highway Patrol did not say if the pedestrian was using the crosswalk or who had the light at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries and was later pronounced dead.

The Highway Patrol did not release the name of those involved in this 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.