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St. Petersburg woman killed while crossing U.S. 19 in Pasco

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 sport utility vehicle.
 
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Published Oct. 28, 2020

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.