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Woman, 71, killed by SUV while walking across West Waters in dark

By Will Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
Published: March 8, 2018 Updated: March 8, 2018 at 09:48 AM

TAMPA — A 71-year-old woman died Wednesday night after being hit by an SUV while crossing West Waters Avenue at Wilsky Boulevard, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 7:20 p.m., Marsha Wertz was walking south across Waters in a poorly lit area without using a crosswalk when she was hit by a 2003 Toyota SUV driven by Cody Smith, 31, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Wertz died at the scene.

Smith was traveling in the center lane at about 40 mph when his car hit her, the Sheriff’s Office said. No charges have been filed against Smith. An investigation is continuing.