Pedestrian hit, killed by pickup truck in Tampa


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality on Gandy Boulevard West, just west of the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway South.

Officers said a pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Gandy Boulevard West around 1 a.m.

Officials said the victim attempted to cross Gandy Boulevard on foot, about 100 feet west of Dale Mabry Highway when he was struck by David Franklin’s pick-up truck.

The victim sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. He was late pronounced deceased at Tampa General Hospital.

Franklin was taken into custody for DUI, which is a misdemeanor.

All roads have been reopened to vehicular traffic.

The victim did not have any identification on him and and next of kin has not been notified.

This is an active investigation. No other details have been released.

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