LEESBURG, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Lake County on Friday night, WKMG reports.
According to the FHP, the victim was a 47-year-old man who was trying to walk across County Road 44 near Rhett Road. The pedestrian was struck at about 9:20 p.m. by a 2019 Chrysler 300 that was going east on CR-44. The victim, a Leesburg resident whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said he was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision.
The driver and a passenger in the Chrysler were not injured, and stayed at the crash scene. State troopers are continuing their investigation into the incident.
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