Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-170

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 25, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Pedestrian Struck By Semi

    Pedestrian steps into the path of semi and is struck causing fatal injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • May 25, 2010
    • Time: 1:33 PM
    • Gunn Highway & Linebaugh Avenue
    • Tampa,Fl
    Vehicle: 1994 Peterbilt Semi

    Driver:
    Edward C. Scutt, DOB 5-22-47
    9209 Cobb Road
    Riverview, FL

    Pedestrian:
    Richard Wayne Melvin, dob: 05-30-56
    5631 Pat Road, Wesley Chapel, Fl


    Hillsborough deputies are on scene of a pedestrian fatality at Gunn Highway and Linebaugh Avenue. The driver of the 1994 Peterbilt Semi was in the left turn lane about to turn west on Linebaugh Avenue. As the light changed for the Semi to turn, the pedestrian who had been standing in the median crossed the street in front of the semi. The pedestrian died at the scene. The investigation continues.


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