Woman walking along US 19 with children hit by car

The Tarpon Springs Police Department said a woman who was walking alongside US 19 with children in tow was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning.

The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. on southbound US 19 near Spruce Street.

According to investigators, 27-year-old Tymira Latrel Leverson was walking near the shoulder of the roadway with a 2-year-old in a stroller and two 6-year-olds.

The woman was hit by a Nissan pickup truck and suffered a serious head injury. She was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

The victim is the mother of two of the children, police said. The children were not seriously injured.

The crash remains under investigation.