News: Man, 26, dies after being struck by vehicle on SR-40 in Lake County


LAKE COUNTY, FL – A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle in Lake County early Wednesday morning, WKMG reported.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was a 26-year-old man who was standing in the middle of State Road 40 when the incident happened at about 4 a.m.

A woman driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading west on SR-40 and approaching Blue Creek Lodge Road when she saw the pedestrian and tried to swerve to avoid him.  But the vehicle struck the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 58-year-old woman from Polk City, was not injured.   The incident shut down SR-40 in both directions for the accident response and investigation.

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