Pedestrian killed attempting to cross Bloomingdale Avenue

BRANDON, Fla. - A woman was struck and killed just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday while she was attempting to cross Bloomingdale Avenue at the intersection of Ivy Boulevard, Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies say.

Grisel Garofalo, 48, was struck by a Ford Fusion that was headed down Bloomingdale Avenue. Garofalo walked into the path of the Fusion and hit by the vehicle.

The driver of the Fusion, Robert Ballentine, 22, stopped, but Garofalo died at the scene.

No charges were filed against Ballentine.

The investigation continues.


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