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Pedestrian Killed Crossing Anderson Road

A Georgia man was struck by a van while crossing at the Veterans Expressway off-ramp.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a Friday night traffic fatality.

At about 10:20 p.m., Clarence Harry Smitherman, 63, of Georgia, was walking across Anderson Road at the intersection of the Veterans Expressway off-ramp against a “Do Not Cross” signal, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office.

Michael Antonio Walker, 42, of Tampa, was driving a van on Anderson Road and did not have time to react to Smitherman, who was wearing dark clothing, the sheriff office said.

The van struck Smitherman, who died at the scene.

Stay with Patch for updates as they become available.

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