Tractor-trailer strikes, kills pedestrian on I-95 in Brevard County

FHP: Witness says 26-year-old man walked into truck's path

A crash blocks I-95 in Brevard.
A crash blocks I-95 in Brevard.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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The crash happened around 12 p.m. on I-95 north at mile marker 183.

Troopers said the victim, identified as 26-year-old Vincent Cutrona of Melbourne, was taken to Holmes Regional Hospital, where he died.

It's not known why Cutrona was walking along the interstate. A witness told troopers Cutrona walked into the path of the semitruck and was hit by its front right side.

The truck driver, 61-year-old Thomas Gilson, was not injured.

The crash blocked the interstate for about 40 minutes.

No other details have been released.