FHP: Man, 71, struck, killed while reaching for item in Orlando street

Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigate fatal crash

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ORLANDO, Fla. - 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.


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