Dunedin woman fatally struck by tractor-trailer on U.S. 19

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 19 early Wednesday morning.

She was later identified as 35-year-old Jessica Peeples of Dunedin.

Clearwater officials said around 1 a.m., Peeples walked into the southbound lanes of traffic in front of a tractor-trailer being driven by 50-year-old Covington Wall.  Wall was unable to stop in time and hit Peeples, who sustained fatal injuries.

Southbound lanes were temporarily closed.

No further details are available at this time.



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