Pedestrian fatally run over in Port Charlotte Thursday morning

**UPDATE** -- Troopers say an 80 year old woman died Thursday morning after being hit by a minivan.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Vera Lozen of Port Charlotte, was on or near the crosswalk on Aaron Street when 46-year-old Edward Bedingfield, driving an eastbound minivan on Gertrude Avenue, made a right turn and hit Lozen in the intersection.

Lozen became pinned underneath the minivan and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Charges are pending on the outcome of the investigation.

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Troopers are on the scene of a fatal crash on Gertrude Avenue in Port Charlotte Thursday morning.

It happened just before 7 a.m. at the intersection with Aaron Street, just north of Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

There is roadblock reported in the area.

No other details are available yet.

 

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