News: 18-year-old pedestrian fatally struck by tractor-trailer on Interstate 75


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a pedestrian died after being hit by a truck on Interstate 75 Saturday morning, according to the Main Street Daily News.

An investigation indicated that the 18-year-old victim was walking on I-75 during the night and was then hit by a southbound tractor-trailer near mile marker 380 shortly before 8:30 a.m.  The truck driver, a 58-year-old man from Cocoa, notified state troopers that he had struck something in the southbound lanes near a rest stop but was unsure what he had hit.

The pedestrian, a Gainesville resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

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