One of two girls hit Tuesday walking to school dies

A one of two sisters involved in a serious accident walking to school Tuesday morning has passed according to Tampa police.

Victoria, 14, and Norma Valasquez-Cabrera, 15, were crossing Hillsborough Avenue near 25th St. around 7:15 a.m. when the driver of the vehicle,17-year-old Deja Johnson, hit them.

Valasquez passed Saturday morning.

They were walking to Middleton High School and Johnson was on her way to Hillsborough High School.

The driver was not injured.

Police said the girls were not in a crosswalk, it was dark and the driver did not see them.  Police said it does not appear the driver is at fault, and will not be charged.

 

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