Woman dead after car hits her electric scooter

Posted at 6:44 AM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 06:44:53-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Tampa Bay area woman is dead after a car struck her electric scooter.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release says 20-year-old Isabel Alarcon Mateus was operating the Razor scooter on a four-lane, divided road Christmas night, about a half-hour before midnight, when 47-year-old Brian Edward Joyner hit Mateus and the scooter with his car.

The release says the scooter didn't have rear lights and was not a legal motor vehicle. Deputies say Joyner was unable to see Mateus.

No charges were immediately reported. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in this crash.

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