Fatal crash closed section of NB Dale Mabry Hwy

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A Tampa man passed away following a crash that closed a portion of Dale Mabry Highway for hours.

Northbound lanes of Dale Mabry Hwy. near Hamilton Avenue in Tampa were closed Thursday night, but reopened Wednesday morning. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a 42-year-old driver was traveling in his Nissan Sentra in the southbound lanes of Dale Mabry.

Around the same time, troopers said 49-year-old Edwin Deleon was crossing the road in his motorized wheelchair just south of a crosswalk. They said Deleon entered into the path of the Sentra and was struck.

The driver stayed at the scene. Deleon was transported to Advent Carrollwood where he passed away. 

Troopers said there are no charges pending