Moped driver killed in crash on W Waters Avenue late Wednesday, deputies say

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Published July 18, 2019

TAMPA — A moped driver was killed Wednesday night in a crash involving a flatbed truck, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The incident took place just before 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of W Waters Avenue and Camden Street.

A Dodge Ram flatbed truck, traveling east on W Waters Avenue, hit the moped while turning onto Camden Street, deputies said. The moped had been driving west in the bicycle lane on W Waters Avenue toward Camden Street. The moped driver, who had a helmet, was ejected onto the road and died at the scene.

The truck driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with detectives, the Sheriff's Office said. The westbound lanes of W Waters were closed but later reopened.

No charges have been filed and the crash is still under investigation. The Sheriff's Office did not release the name of the moped driver, citing its interpretation of Marsy's Law — a state constitutional amendment designed to protect the rights of crime victims.