A 71-year-old Orlando man walking on a sidewalk was struck by a car and killed Thursday afternoon while reaching to grab what appeared to be a coin, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Paul Rogus was killed in the crash, which happened around 12:30 p.m. on Goldenrod Road near Yucatan Drive, troopers said.
According to the FHP, a Chevrolet SUV driven by a 24-year-old Orlando man was headed southbound on Goldenrod Road and struck the man.
Troopers said it's believed Rogus leaned over and tried to pick up a shiny piece of metal that resembled a dime when he was hit.
The right front of the SUV hit Rogus' head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
The crash remains under investigation.