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Dump truck hits, kills St. Petersburg woman walking on I-275, troopers say

The collision occurred about 9:20 a.m. near the 26th Avenue South exit.
A woman stepped in front of a dump truck Monday morning on Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg, troopers said.
A woman stepped in front of a dump truck Monday morning on Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg, troopers said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jan. 3|Updated Jan. 3

ST. PETERSBURG — A dump truck driver struck and killed a 37-year-old St. Petersburg woman who stepped into his path Monday morning on Interstate 275 in south St. Petersburg, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The collision occurred about 9:20 a.m. near the 26th Avenue South exit.

The driver, a 57-year-old Tampa man, was headed north on I-275 when the woman stepped in front of him for unknown reasons, the Highway Patrol said.

Their names were not released.

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