TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 15-year-old Largo High School student was struck and killed by a sedan while crossing a road in Clearwater Friday morning.
The incident occurred in the area of Belleair Road and South Haven Drive at about 6:45 a.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 15-year-old Ethan Weiser tried to cross the two-lane unlit road and walked into the path of a sedan, which hit him.
Weiser died at the scene.
The driver, a 60-year-old Tampa woman, was not hurt.
In a statement, Pinellas County Schools said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Largo High School student Ethan Weiser, in a tragic accident this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and school community. We have grief counselors at the school and will provide support as we all grieve this heartbreaking loss.”