70-year-old pedestrian in crosswalk hit, killed by DUI driver in Seminole, deputies say

Pinellas County deputies arrested a driver for DUI after she crashed into a pedestrian who was in a crosswalk, they said.

The crash occurred around 12:49 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Starkey Road and Park Boulevard North in Seminole. Investigators said 54-year-old Francine Mashtare was heading west on Park Boulevard approaching the intersection in a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro.

Meanwhile, the pedestrian, 70-year-old Thomas Rothwell, was walking north to cross Park Boulevard. Deputies said he was in a designated crosswalk.

They said Mashtare's Camaro struck Rothwell. He died at the scene. 

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Responding deputies said Mashtare showed signs of impairment and was arrested. 

She faces a DUI manslaughter charge.