PORT RICHEY – A 79-year-old female pedestrian was killed Tuesday night trying to cross U.S. Highway 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Reports state that the Clearwater woman was walking across U.S. 19, south of Springer Drive, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Jan. 5. An SUV driven by a 45-year-old Hudson man and traveling northbound on U.S. 19 struck the pedestrian and she died at the scene.
Springer Drive is just north of the U.S. 19 and Ridge Road intersection.

The driver of the SUV did not report any injuries.