Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pedestrian Dead After Crash On SR80

FORT MYERS, FL. --  A man died Wednesday evening at 6:03 p.m. along State Road 80 west of Royal Palm Park Road after being struck by a car.

A male pedestrian was walking northbound across westbound State Road 80 as a 2010 Kia Forte driven by Tannya Gonzalez was traveling westbound on State Road 80 in the right lane. The man walked into the path of the Kia and the front right of the vehicle struck the right side of the pedestrian causing him to somersault over the vehicle, landing face down on the roadway. 

He slid in a westerly direction to a stop on State Road 80 in the right lane.The Kia came to a controlled stop in the right lane of westbound State Road 80. 

The man was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital and was pronounced deceased, according to FHP Trooper Cpl. Martin Hernandez, Jr. and homicide investigator Sgt. Owen Keen.

Identification of the pedestrian is pending notification of kin.

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