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Pedestrian struck and killed on Florida Turnpike in Lake County

A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night on the Florida Turnpike in Lake County.

The man apparently had been involved in a car crash and was walking in the northbound lanes at Mile Marker 276 near Clermont at 9:45 p.m. when he was struck by a 2020 Kia Soul driven by a 24-year-old Gainesville woman, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not immediately identified. The woman who hit him remained at the scene until the arrival of emergency personnel.

Upon investigation, troopers discovered the man had been driving a 2015 Acura. He’d apparently lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway and hit an embankment. He was walking away from the scene of that crash when he was struck.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

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