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Two pedestrians struck and killed in separate Hillsborough crashes

One woman, 82, was crossing 50th Street, and the other, 58, was struck on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

TAMPA — In separate collisions, vehicles struck and killed two women while they were crossing major Hillsborough County roadways, state troopers said.

In the first collision, about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Ilda Alonso, 82, of Tampa, was hit by a flatbed tow truck as she was walking east across 50th Street near 16th Ave., just east of McKay Bay, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Alonso died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 2016 Ford 450, was Chester W. Marchbank, 61, of Riverview, the Highway Patrol said.

Around 6:30 a.m. Friday, a 51-year-old Tampa woman was hit as she walked north across Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Clewis Avenue, just east of the Tampa Bypass Canal, the Highway Patrol said. She died later at a hospital.

The woman was not identified pending notification of next of kin. She was not crossing in a crosswalk, the Highway Patrol said.

The driver of the car, a 2001 Hyundai Sonata, was Quincy J. Robinson, 38, of Tampa, the Highway Patrol said.

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