Dump truck hits, kills pedestrian near U.S. 301, Sligh

A man was struck and killed by a dump truck as he tried to cross Sligh Avenue near U.S Highway 301 Friday afternoon, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

About 12:50 p.m., Erick Miguel Lizardi, 20, of Tampa was walking on south on Sligh. Meanwhile, a 2000 Peterbilt dump truck driven by Benjamin Joseph Richardson Jr., 46, of Plant City, was northbound on U.S. 301 preparing to turn left onto Sligh.

The Peterbilt turned, and Lizardi stepped in front of the truck. Lizardi died at the scene.

Lizardi was not in a crosswalk.

Deputies said no charges are expected.

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