A South Pasadena car crash claimed the life of an 83-year-old woman Monday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Margherita Trupiano was walking across Pasadena Avenue west at the crosswalk
at Majestic Way, when she was hit by a Ford Econo-Line Van driven by 54-year Emile Daniel of St.Petersburg.
Daniel was traveling north on Pasadena Avenue and in the curb side lane.
Trupiano had just stepped into crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle.
Trupiano was transported to Bayfront Medical Center by ambulance for
treatment of life-threatening injuries; she was pronounced dead at 1:06 p.m.
Trupiano lived on Shore Drive South in St. Petersburg.
Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor in this case, and the Major Accident Investigation Team of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating.