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Troopers identify pedestrian fatally struck near Oldsmar


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Florida Highway Patrol troopers have identified a man who was killed last week when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a road near Oldsmar.

According to the FHP, 21-year-old Edwin G. Gonzalez, of Tampa, was crossing Hillsborough Avenue from the north, at the intersection of Race Track Road, when he was struck by a westbound 2000 Jeep driven by 54-year-old Cresent Jay Nichols, of Tampa.

Troopers say Gonzalez walked into the intersection while Nichols had a green signal.

Gonzalez died at the scene, troopers say.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers say.

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