• 3 women killed by vehicles in under 24 hours

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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three Florida women were killed by vehicles in less than 24 hours in the Tampa Bay area.

    The Tampa Bay Times reports that a bicyclist died just after noon Thursday in St. Petersburg, while one pedestrian died in Tampa later that afternoon and another died in Tampa the next morning.

    St. Petersburg police say a 25-year-old woman was riding her bike in a crosswalk when she was hit by a car.

    Florida Highway Patrol says an 82-year-old woman was crossing a street east of McKay Bay in Tampa around 2:15 p.m. Thursday when she was hit by a flatbed tow truck and died at the scene. The next day around 6:30 a.m., a 51-year-old woman was hit while crossing a busy street west of Interstate 75. She died later at a hospital.

    It wasn't clear if any of the drivers would be cited.

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    Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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