Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Tampa

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Published August 16 2018
Updated August 16 2018

A pedestrian was killed in Tampa late Wednesday night.

According to police, 47-year-old Melvin Allen was walking westbound on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of E Hillsborough Avenue around 11 p.m.. when he stepped onto the road, police say.

He was struck by a 2005 Kia Optima that was traveling westbound in the outside lane, police say. He died at a local hospital.

The crash was not a hit and run and everyone involved stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police, officers said.

The crash closed all westbound lanes of E Hillsborough Ave from N 15th St. to N 13th St. for 2 hours, police said.

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