OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Marion County on Monday morning, according to WESH.
The victim was a 63-year-old Opa Locka man who was hit by a truck on Interstate 75 just before 6 a.m. The FHP said he was walking from east to west from the paved shoulder and entered the right lane of I-75 near the exit for SR-326.
The driver of a southbound tractor-trailer swerved but was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian with the front fender. The driver lost control, went off the highway and onto the grass median, where the truck overturned and the tractor section hit a guardrail. A second tractor-trailer then collided with the first vehicle.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. I-75 was closed in the area while the scene was being cleared and investigated.
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