Pedestrian struck, killed at busy Town ‘n’ Country intersection

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a pickup truck at a busy intersection in Town ‘n’ Country on Thursday.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and George Road shortly after 6 a.m.

The Highway Patrol said the man was trying to cross the westbound lanes of Hillsborough and went into the path of the pickup. The pedestrian, a 49-year-old man from Orlando, died at the scene.

The intersection was closed for a couple of hours. Around 9 a.m., some lanes had reopened and traffic was moving slowly.

Those in the area told 8 On Your Side’s Christine McClarty that people jay walk across the road frequently, which is very dangerous.

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