Sunday, June 15, 2014

Man Dead After Lying In Roadway And Struck By SUV

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Gary Lee Walker, 50 of Moore Haven died after being hit by an SUV early Sunday morning.

A 2004 GMC Savana was eastbound on SR-78 in Glades county, approaching the intersection of Lake Drive West. Walker was lying down in the eastbound lane of SR-78 approximately 380 feet west of Lake Drive W. at about 1:28 a.m.

The driver, Nicolas Garcia, 40, of Okeechobee attempted to swerve around Walker, but the trailer towed by the SUV drove over Walker.

Garcia had two passengers, a 16 and 11 year old. No one in the vehicle was injured. No charges were filed and FHP Tpr. W. Charles and homicide investigator Cpl A J Close indicated pedestrian Walker was intoxicated.

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