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Pedestrian killed in crash on I-75 in Charlotte County

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 20:40:44-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A 20-year-old pedestrian died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-75 Southbound early Sunday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the 48-year-old driver was traveling southbound in the outside lane of I-75, passing mile marker 162 when he saw the pedestrian walking northbound in the southbound outside lane of I-75.

Troopers say the driver swerved right to avoid the pedestrian, but the front of the tractor-trailer hit the pedestrian.

Troopers say the crash remains under investigation.