News: Pedestrian fatally struck by garbage truck in Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL – A woman died after being hit by a garbage truck along south US-441 Saturday morning, reports the Ocala StarBanner.

A 51-year-old man from Ocala was driving a garbage truck southbound on US-441 on the inside lanes near SE 172nd Road. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway just after a hillcrest when the truck hit her.

The victim was identified only as a 21-year-old woman from Holiday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver stopped and is cooperating with the police. He submitted to a blood sample test following the crash.

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