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Tampa man killed while crossing road in wheelchair


Published:   |   Updated: June 4, 2014 at 09:15 AM

A Tampa man was killed Tuesday night when he was struck while crossing Hillsborough Avenue, near the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino, in a wheelchair.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 53-year-old David Pruitt was not at a crosswalk or intersection near Staley Drive around 9 a.m. when he entered the path of a westbound 2013 Toyota Rav4 driven by Marie L. Hughes, 42, of Pinellas Park.

Pruitt was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died early this morning.

Hughes was not injured, troopers say.

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