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Pedestrian killed on Laredo Avenue Monday night

Posted at 6:55 AM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 06:55:04-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Fort Myers pedestrian died Monday night after being hit by a car.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, it happened at 9:39 PM on Laredo Avenue just east of Ortiz Avenue.

Troopers say 23-year-old Rakeem Bailem was walking west on the roadway of Laredo approaching Heiman Avenue when a westbound car struck him.

Bailem was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the car, a 17-year-old male, was not injured.  Charges are pending.