FORT MYERS, FL. -- A man died after being struck by a truck Wednesday morning about 8:55 a.m.
Carlos H Diaz Trimino, 53 of Cape Coral was traveling in a 1994 Frieghtliner truck westbound on SR-78 (Northeast Pine Island Road) in the outside lane as Patrick Joseph Coady, 58 of Cape Coral was on the north paved shoulder of SR-78 with his disabled vehicle.
For unknown reasons Coady walked or stumbled into the outside lane of westbound SR-78 in the immediate path of the truck. The truck driver attempted evasive action by braking and steering to the left, but was unable to avoid hitting Coady, subsequently running over him.
The truck and Coady came to final rest in the outside lane of westbound SR-78. Coady was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where he died.
FHP Trooper Vazquez and homicide investigator Cpl. Gissendaner said charges are pending.