A man was struck by a pickup truck and killed in Orange County on Tuesday when he reportedly walked across several lanes of traffic and into the path of the truck, which was traveling down State Road 50. The pedestrian was tossed several feet and landed on the highway’s inside travel lane. He was pronounced dead at Florida East Hospital.
The accident occurred around 10:35 p.m. near the Econlockhatchee Trail. The Florida Highway Patrol told FloridaToday.com that the pedestrian was walking northbound across the highway and into the inside travel lane. He was not using a crosswalk. The man reportedly stepped in front of the pickup truck—a 2001 Nissan—which was driven by a 56-year-old man from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The truck’s right front side hit the pedestrian. The driver of the car was not injured.
The man killed is said to be from the United Kingdom.
Investigators say that no charges have been filed and that they’re still investigating the accident.
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