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For Immediate Release

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Janelle McGregor, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3773
Tampa Police Officers Investigating Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian
Tampa, FL August 22, 2013 -
DATE/TIME: August 22, 2013 at 6:31 a.m.

LOCATION: Intersection of Adamo Drive and 50th Street

PEDESTRIAN: Charles Lewis Bilal, 07/29/1969, B/M, 2909 20th Street North, Tampa

At 6:31 a.m., Tampa Police officers responded to Adamo Drive near 50th Street to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian was crossing mid-block from the south side of Adamo to the north side, when he collided with a red Ford Ranger. The truck was travelling eastbound on Adamo and it had the right of way. The male pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and the driver was unable to see him crossing the road. The driver pulled over to the side of the road after the crash took place. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 7:44 a.m. Criminal charges are not expected.

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