Pedestrian struck, killed after getting out of car on Turnpike, officials say

2 southbound lanes blocked

By Anna Johnson - Digital Journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - One man is dead and two southbound lanes are blocked on the Florida Turnpike following a Friday morning crash, according to officials from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash occurred near mile marker 256 at 8:30 a.m. A nearby exit leads to Consulate Drive in Orlando. Two southbound lanes are blocked.

According to the crash report, a 2010 Ford Escape traveling south pulled over into the right emergency lane when the driver thought the car was overheating. When the driver, 58-year-old Charles Fulci, got out, a 2017 Jeep Renegade traveled into the lane and struck him and the stopped SUV, the report states.

Fulci died at the scene. The Ford's passenger and the Jeep's driver were not injured. Officials said charges are pending against Shaira Bloise-Rincon, who was driving the Jeep.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6/ClickOrlando for updates.

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