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Sunday, Sep 25, 2016
Traffic

Pedestrian fatally struck while crossing road near Westchase

A male pedestrian was killed Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a road near Westchase.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the unidentified pedestrian was crossing Hillsborough Avenue from the north, at the intersection of Race Track Road, when he was struck by a westbound 2000 Jeep driven by 54-year-old Cresent Jay Nichols, of Tampa.

Troopers say the pedestrian walked into the intersection while Nichols had a green signal.

The pedestrian died at the scene, troopers say.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers say.