Largo woman hit and killed while walking across Seminole Boulevard

The woman crossed the road in inclement weather and was not in a crosswalk, deputies said.
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Published Nov. 15, 2019|Updated Nov. 15, 2019

A 61-year-old Largo woman was killed Thursday evening when she was hit by a vehicle while she tried to cross Seminole Boulevard in Pinellas County.

Pinellas sheriff’s deputies said Althea Huntsberger was trying to cross the busy roadway near 104th Avenue in front of a Winn-Dixie just before 6 p.m. A southbound Dodge Durango driven by Robin Fisher-Jordan, 59, hit her. Huntsberger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said Huntsberger was standing in the median lane of southbound Seminole Boulevard waiting for traffic in the northbound lanes to clear before walking west to east across the roadway.

“Investigators say due to low light, inclement weather and heavy traffic, Fisher-Jordan was unable to see the female pedestrian standing in the traffic lane,” a news release from the sheriff’s office states.

Deputies also noted that Huntsberger was not in a crosswalk at the time.

Deputies said they are continuing to investigate the crash, but they do not believe speed or impairment were factors.