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2 women fatally struck by car while crossing Florida street

November 14, 2018

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Florida women seeking baby supplies were killed when they tried to cross a major street without a crosswalk or stoplight to reach a Walmart Supercenter.

The Ledger reports that 43-year-old Rosamunda Marcel and 34-year-old Judy Metellus-Pradel were walking to the store Monday night when they were hit by a car driven by a 17-year-old girl.

An off-duty deputy who saw the crash said a van ahead of the car had possibly blocked the pedestrians’ view of oncoming traffic. The women let the van pass and then stepped in front of the teenage driver, who was sober, not speeding and didn’t leave the scene. She won’t be charged.

The Ledger says the two good friends had seven children now motherless.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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