Man hit, killed by SUV while running across traffic on I-95 in Volusia, troopers say

FHP: 43-year-old victim got out of car following argument with passenger

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser
File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A pedestrian was hit and killed on I-95 in Volusia County Thursday afternoon while running across traffic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers with the FHP responded to the crash around noon north of mile marker 273. According to the FHP, the 43-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was driving southbound on I-95 when he got into an argument with a passenger inside his vehicle.

The man stopped the vehicle in the center median, got out and ran across northbound lanes of traffic, according to a crash report. While running back toward the median, the pedestrian was hit by a northbound SUV, troopers said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the scene, according to the Highway Patrol.

Northbound I-95 traffic was being diverted onto U.S. 1 following the crash.

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

No other details were immediately available.

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