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Treasure Island woman dies after being hit by truck on Gulf Boulevard

Published Mar. 6, 2016

TREASURE ISLAND — A 64-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon after she was hit by a vehicle as she crossed Gulf Boulevard, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said she wasn't using a designated crosswalk and crossed at mid-block.

Patricia Simmons of 10173 Gulf Blvd., was crossing from east to west near the 10100 block of Gulf Boulevard about 1 p.m. She was struck by a 2014 Toyota Tundra driven by Randall Coffman, 46, of St. Petersburg, deputies said. His wife and two children were in the car.

Coffman immediately stopped, deputies said.

Simmons was taken to the Palms of Pasadena Hospital, where she died at 1:44 p.m.

Investigators said impairment and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash.

The Sheriff's Office has a contract with the city of Treasure Island to investigate major accidents. Deputies said the investigation is ongoing.


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