Vehicle strikes, kills person in wheelchair, Tampa police say

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa police said a person in a wheelchair was struck and killed late Sunday night at the intersection of Dale Mabry Hwy and Kennedy Blvd.

Police told 8 On Your Side the person in the wheelchair was killed during the incident that happened just before midnight Sunday.

Initial reports indicate the accident was not alcohol-related and police said the driver stayed at the scene.

The intersection was shut down in all directions for hours during the investigation but did open up early Monday morning.

8 On Your Side is still working to learn the name of the person killed, their gender, and if the person was in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

This is a developing story. Stay up to date on the latest from News Channel 8 on-air and on the go with the free WFLA News Channel 8 mobile app.

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