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FHP trying to ID pedestrian killed in Bradenton crash

The woman hit by a car while trying to cross U.S. 41 on Wednesday died Thursday at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP still needs help identifying the pedestrian, a white woman believed to be between 60 and 70 years of age, wearing white Capri pants and a silver ring on her left middle finger.

About 7:24 a.m. Wednesday, the woman was walking westbound in the marked crosswalk on U.S. 41 north of 60th Avenue West. A 73-year-old man stopped to yield to traffic in the intersection then turned left to go north on U.S. 41 and did not observe the pedestrian, hitting her, according to the FPH release.

The driver braked and the pedestrian was thrown to the ground, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the victim’s identity or who witnessed the crash can call the Fort Meyers Regional Communication Center at 239-938-1800.

Hannah Morse: 941-745-7055, @mannahhorse

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