Pedestrian dies of injuries following crash in North Port

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Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 12:06 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT
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UPDATED Oct. 5 with the death of the pedestrian reported by FHP.

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A pedestrian who was critically injured in a crash in North Port Sept. 30 has died of her injuries.

The collision occurred on North Tamiami Trail and Ortiz Boulevard around 8:15 a.m. A Volvo was traveling east on Tamiami Trail Access Road on the right side of the road, east of Ortiz.

A 55-year-old female from Kodiak Alaska, was walking alongside the roadway in the same direction as traffic and the front end of the Volvo struck the victim.

The pedestrian was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where she had been listed in critical condition. The Highway Patrol reports she died Oct. 1.

The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Unit will complete the crash investigation.

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