Man struck, killed in Sumter County, troopers say

FHP says 69-year-old man walked into path of pickup truck

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A man was fatally struck by a pickup truck Tuesday night in Sumter County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a 69-year-old man was walking along Piney Woods Path near Valleybrook Way around 6:34 p.m. when he went onto the road and was struck by a pickup truck.

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The man was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to the FHP.

The 39-year-old man driving the pickup truck was uninjured.


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