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Man in wheelchair struck, killed crossing Dale Mabry at Waters

A woman driving a 2011 Toyota Prius had the green light as she drove north and hit the man, the Highway Patrol said.

TAMPA — A 66-year-old Tampa man was struck and killed by a car as he was crossing Dale Mabry Highway in a wheelchair Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The man was not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin.

The collision happened about 7 a.m. as the man was crossing Dale Mabry from west to east at Waters Avenue.

Susanne T. Staklinski, 64, of Lutz, driving a 2011 Toyota Prius, had the green light as she drove north on Dale Mabry and struck the wheelchair, the Highway Patrol said.

The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he died.