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Pedestrian killed in Pinellas Park crash

PINELLAS PARK — A 29-year-old Clearwater woman died after being struck by a vehicle along the 10300 block of Belcher Road on Wednesday afternoon, according to Pinellas Park police.

Jessica Pepin was crossing Belcher Road west to east near the road's intersection with 75th Street at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

Jorge Quintana, 23, of Kenneth City was driving a 2017 Toyota south on Belcher.

Investigators said witnesses told them that Pepin began to run just prior to being hit by the Toyota.

Pepin was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Quintana suffered minor injuries and was cooperating with crash investigators, police said. Neither speed nor impairment appeared to have contributed to the crash, police said. The driver will likely not face charges.

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