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Pedestrian struck and killed by tow truck on Ulmerton Road

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a fatality crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and 34th Street North.  The crash occurred at approximately 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

According to troopers, 23 year-old Wendy Rosa of St. Petersburg was running northbound across the westbound lanes of Ulmerton Road at the intersection with 34th Street North. She was in a marked crosswalk, however, she violated the crosswalk control signal.

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Rosa was struck by a tow truck operated by Tampa Towing and Recovery that was traveling westbound in the outside lane of Ulmerton Road. The Ford F650 was operated by a 21 year-old man from Brandon.

Video from scene of fatal pedestrian crash

Rosa was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where she died from her injuries.

Troopers say no charges are pending at this time.


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