SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Sumter County on Monday morning.
The Villages-News reports the incident took place on U.S. Highway 27/441 in Lady Lake at about 5 a.m.
Authorities said a 52-year-old man wandered away from UF Health-The Villages Hospital, where he had reportedly been a patient. The man walked into the northbound lanes of the highway and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Mississippi woman. It was not known why he was walking in that area.
The man, a resident of the Lady Lake portion of the Villages, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity was not immediately released.
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