Valrico, FL (October 5, 2018) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly pedestrian accident in Valrico on Thursday, October 4th.
According to reports, 33-year-old Stephanie McDaniel was traveling east on State Road 60 near Strawberry Ridge Boulevard when she came across a 67-year-old woman walking across the roadway. The woman was struck by McDaniel's vehicle as she crossed the road. Unfortunately, she suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead. The woman has been identified as Theresa Ann Hupp. Hupp was a great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, and friend. McDaniel remained on scene and cooperated with police.
One lane of SR 60 was closed while officers investigated the crash. There are no further details available at this time.
This is a very tragic crash and our thoughts are with the family of Theresa Ann Hupp. On average, there are approximately two fatal pedestrian accidents reported in Florida each day. Many of these accidents occur late at night or early in the morning when visibility is lower. In all of these accidents, police must investigate to determine who was at fault.
We do not have enough details at this time to know if McDaniel will ultimately be responsible for the death of Ms. Hupp and we will have to await the outcome of the police investigation.
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