PASCO COUNTY, FL – A pedestrian accident in Pasco County early Friday morning claimed the life of a teenager, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
According to a report by WFLA, a 19-year-old male was walking in the travel lanes of State Road 54 when the incident took place at about 4:20 a.m.
The pedestrian was hit by a vehicle just west of Rowan Road. The victim, a New Port Richey resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries. The FHP said she was a 27-year-old Holiday woman.
Investigators had yet to determine why the teenager was in the roadway.
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