OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a pedestrian died after an accident early Saturday morning in Osceola County, according to WFTV.
State troopers responded to the scene in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike near the exit for U.S. 441/State Road 60 after the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m.
An investigation showed that the driver of a car headed south had stopped on the shoulder of the turnpike. A passenger got out of the car, ran across the southbound lane and then entered the northbound lanes. As he was walking northbound, the passenger was struck by a northbound vehicle.
The victim, a 54-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. It was not yet clear why the man exited the car and went onto the turnpike. Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.
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