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Landscaper fatally hit by truck in Naples

Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 14:09:34-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers say a landscaper working in the median of U.S. 41 in North Naples was fatally hit by a truck Monday morning.

The crash happened near the intersection with 102nd Avenue North just after 10 a.m. Monday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the victim, 36-year-old Jose Padilla was working in the raised landscaped median near the southbound lanes when he stepped onto the roadway as a semi truck was approaching.

The truck hit Padilla and threw him back onto the median.

He was pronounced dead from his injuries as he was being transported to North Collier Hospital.

No charges have been filed in the crash.

One southbound lane was closed during the investigation, but the roadway is back fully open again.