A St. Petersburg woman was killed early Wednesday when she was hit by a sport utility vehicle while trying to cross U.S. 19 in Pasco County, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
Troopers said the 38-year-old woman was crossing at the intersection of Flora Avenue at about 1 a.m. when she was hit by a northbound SUV. The woman was not in a crosswalk, troopers said. She died at the scene.
The SUV that hit her was driven by a 23-year-old woman from Oldsmar. Neither she nor her passenger, a 31-year-old man from Holiday, were injured, troopers said.
Troopers did not release the names of the people involved due to the department’s interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to Florida’s constitution that’s meant to protect crime victims but deprives the public of information that had long been available under the state’s public records laws.