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St. Pete woman runs in front of tow truck, is fatally injured on Ulmerton Road

The tow truck driver was on Ulmerton Road when the woman ran into his path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

ST. PETERSBURG ― A 23-year-old woman running across Ulmerton Road was fatally struck by a tow truck on Wednesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Wendy Lizetee Rosa, of St. Petersburg, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The incident took place at about 9:16 p.m. Ahmed Saleh, 21, of Brandon, was driving a Tampa Towing and Recovery tow truck in the outside westbound lane of Ulmerton Road.

Rosa ran north across the westbound lanes of Ulmerton road at the intersection with 34th Street N, the Highway Patrol said. She was in the crosswalk, but did not have the light. She ran into the path of the tow truck and was struck, troopers said.

The tow truck driver does not face charges in this case, according to the Highway Patrol.