News: Teenager struck, killed by SUV on US-27 in Lake County


LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said an accident in Lake County late Monday night claimed the life of a teenage pedestrian.

According to a report by the Leesburg News, the incident took place on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont shortly before midnight.

The FHP stated that an 18-year-old male was walking across the northbound lanes of the highway near Lake Louisa Road and was struck by a northbound 2010 Acura RDX SUV.   The pedestrian, a Kissimmee resident, died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, a 21-year-old man from Clermont, stayed at the scene.  He was reported to be cooperating with state troopers.  Investigators said the teenager was not in a crosswalk at the time he was struck.

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