News: Woman, 76, fatally struck by vehicle at shopping plaza in The Villages


THE VILLAGES, FL – A pedestrian accident at a shopping plaza in The Villages last week claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman, the Villages-News reported.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of a gas station at Lake Deaton Plaza on Thursday just before noon.  The Florida Highway Patrol said in its accident report that the victim was walking in the parking lot when she was hit by a pickup truck.  The woman, a resident of Wildwood, was pronounced dead of her injuries after being taken to an area hospital.

The driver of the pickup, a 58-year-old man from Orlando, told the FHP that he did not see the woman before hitting her with the vehicle.

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