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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Seminole pedestrian killed after walking in front of pickup truck

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A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a pickup truck in Seminole.

Pinellas County deputies say that around 10 p.m., Leo R. Carey Jr., 53, listed as a transient, walked into the path of a southbound Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Joshua Baron, 19, on Park Street just south of 54th Avenue North.

Deputies say Carey, who was not at a crosswalk, walked out from behind a tree line on the west side of Park Street and into Baronís direct path.

Carey was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Baron, of Seminole, and passenger Kory A. Brahm, 19, of St. Petersburg, were not injured, deputies say.

Deputies say neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor, and no charges have been filed at this time.

An investigation is ongoing.

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