90-year-old man dies after being struck by car in Ocala, police say

Man attempted to cross road, was transported to hospital where he died, report says

A 90-year-old man was hit and killed after a car crash in Ocala Wednesday morning. (Ocala Police Department)

OCALA, Fla. – A 90-year-old man was hit by car in Ocala and died Wednesday morning, according to police.

The Ocala Police Department said the crash happened around 9:40 a.m. near the 2200 block of E. Silver Springs Blvd.

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A driver traveling west in the outside lane was attempting to merge into the inside lane due to traffic when the man, identified as Eugene Aldrich, stepped in the vehicle’s path, officers said.

According to police, the driver said Aldrich moved from the center turn lane to the lane in front of her car, attempting to walk north across the road.

The driver did not see the pedestrian before he stepped in front of her and she attempted to swerve to avoid him, but struck the man, investigators said.

Police said Aldrich was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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