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Woman, 33, struck by semi in Dade City dies

A 33-year-old woman died after being struck by a semitrailer as she walked across a Dade City street early Wednesday, troopers said.

Chasity Lynn Roberts, of Zephyrhills, was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Roberts was hit at 12:16 a.m. as she traveled south across Old Lakeland Highway in the middle of the soutbound lane near Morningside Drive, troopers said.

She failed to yield to the 2006 Freighliner tractor-trailer, which was driven by Desi Jesus Sanchez, 43, of Auburndale, the highway patrol said.

The truck was registered to D&L Scorpion Transport, of Valrico, the highway patrol said.

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