A pedestrian was killed Saturday night in Brandon after being hit by a Jeep , according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. along Parsons Avenue South.
Deputies believe the 44-year-old pedestrian crossed Parsons Ave. into the direct path of a Jeep for unknown reasons.
The woman was struck and thrown to the east shoulder of the roadway. She died at the scene.
The driver, a 30-year-old woman, told investigators she did not see the pedestrian until she was right in front of the vehicle.
Investigators believe the woman may have been intoxicated at the time.
No other details have been released.
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