News: Vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian in Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FL – A man died after he was hit by a vehicle while walking on a busy road in west Pinellas County on Thursday night, The Free Press reports.

Police say the collision happened just before 9 p.m. on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard immediately east of U.S. 19.

Officials have not provided many details regarding the circumstances of the crash but say it occurred on the westbound side of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and died after transport to a local hospital. It is unclear if anyone else suffered injuries in the crash.

The westbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard were closed for around three hours between U.S. 19 and Park Place while police investigated and crews cleared the scene.

An investigation of the incident is ongoing.

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