Woman, 83, passes away after van vs. pedestrian crash

7:48 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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Pasadena, FL-- An 83-year-old pedestrian passed away after being involved in a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in South Pasadena today.

According to officials, it was shortly before 11 a.m. when the pedestrian, Margherita Trupiano, took just a couple of steps off of the curb into the crosswalk at the intersection of Pasadena Ave. South and Majestic Way.

Officials say a Ford Econo-Line van, driven by 54-year Emile Daniel, was moving forward in the curb lane and struck her. 

Officials do not believe alcohol or speed were a factor in this accident.

Trupiano was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, where she passed away shortly after 1 p.m.


According to investigators, the pedestrian identified as 83-year-old Margherita Trupiano, was crossing Pasadena Avenue westbound at the crosswalk at Majestic Way. (This is a t-intersection.)

Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be a factor in this case.

The investigation continues.

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