OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a Cape Coral man died in a pedestrian accident east of Ocala early Thursday morning, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.
The incident took place on State Road 40 East near Baseline Road at about 2 a.m. According to state troopers, the 32-year-old victim was struck by an older model Kia Altima as he stood in the left eastbound lane of State Road 40.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being taken to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital. His name was not released.
The FHP said the man driving the Kia was a Silver Springs resident who is cooperating with investigators and voluntarily provided a blood sample.
Troopers said the driver was headed to work at the time of the crash, and added that the roadway was dark.
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