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3 year-old struck and killed by pickup truck on South Skyway Fishing Pier

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) continue to investigate after the death of a 3 year-old on the South Skyway Fishing Pier. The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

According to troopers, the 19 year-old driver of a Chevy S-10 was traveling north on the South Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier, located to the west of Interstate 275. The 3 year-old boy was walking in a west direction, behind a properly parked vehicle, attempting to cross the northbound travel lane of the South Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier.

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The front right of the pickup collided with the child as well as the rear tire. The child died at the scene.


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