PALMETTO, FL – A teenage pedestrian died after being struck by a pickup truck on a roadway in Palmetto Sunday night, WWSB reported.
The Florida State Patrol said an 18-year-old male was walking across Interstate 75 and State Road 93 when the accident occurred at about 8:50 p.m. He was hit by a Dodge Ram truck heading north on I-75 and State Road 93 at mile marker 231.
Troopers said the 28-year-old driver was trying to avoid slower traffic on the highway and did not see the pedestrian. The victim, an Englewood resident, was pronounced dead of his injuries at Tampa General Hospital.
The FHP is investigating the accident.
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