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Bradenton woman killed in I-75 accident

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After exiting her disabled car on Interstate 75 just north of University Parkway, a 25-year-old Bradenton woman was struck by another car and killed on Monday.

The accident occurred at 4:33 p.m.

The woman's car had stopped while going southbound due to a mechanical issue. The woman, who had been driving the disabled car with a 9-year-old Bradenton girl as a passenger, was standing by the driver's side door with the door open.

A second southbound vehicle, driven by a 20-year-old Sarasota woman, collided with the pedestrian and also the first vehicle. The driver of the second car was not injured.

The 25-year-old Bradenton woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The 9-year-old girl was not injured.

After the second car hit the pedestrian, it veered to the left and collided with a third vehicle, an SUV, before a fourth vehicle ran into the back end of the disabled vehicle. The 40-year-old Naples women, who was driving the SUV, and her 13-year-old and 8-year-old female passengers were not injured. The 21-year-old Bradenton man driving the fourth vehicle was not injured.

The crash is under investigation.



Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.

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