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Woman, 80, killed crossing street
She was walking home on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
By JARED LEONE, Times Staff Writer
Published January 17, 2008
NEW TAMPA- A Hunter's Green woman was hit by a car and killed Tuesday night while crossing Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
Corrine L. Ray, 80, was unresponsive when Tampa Fire Rescue workers arrived about 7:20 p.m., said Andrea Davis of the Tampa Police Department.
The car that hit her, a 2008 BMW traveling north at the speed limit, was driven by Randall J. Bills of Lutz, Davis said.
Mrs. Ray had gone to the movies and locked her keys in the car, Davis said. She crossed the street near Richmond Place Drive, apparently to start walking home, and walked into the car's path.
Bills, 47, was not charged and could not be reached for comment.
Mrs. Ray and her husband, Richard, had been married for nearly 60 years. They formed a divorce recovery group in the 1990s at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Carrollwood. The group met Friday nights as a place where divorced people could share their difficulties, develop friendships and find spiritual peace and guidance.
In a 2001 article about the group, Mrs. Ray told the St. Petersburg Times, "You have to do something with your life. You can't just lolly through life. Plus, we have the time to do this."