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Man fatally run over while lying in the road in Alva

Posted at 9:26 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 18:57:58-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers are trying to determine why an Alva man was lying in the road when he was fatally run over by an SUV early Sunday.

It happened at 4:39 a.m. on North River Road in Lee County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, an unoccupied pickup truck was stopped facing eastbound in the 15400 block of North River Road, and 33-year-old Joshua Powell was lying face down in the westbound lane.

The driver of a westbound SUV attempted to avoid Powell but he was run over by the front left tire of the SUV.

Powell was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Alcohol tests on Powell are pending. Alcohol was not a factor for the SUV's driver.

Charges are pending further investigation.