Woman struck, killed while standing or walking in Osceola County road
FHP troopers investigate fatal crash on Boggy Creek Road near Narcoossee Road
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A woman standing or walking on Boggy Creek Road in Osceola County was struck and killed Thursday morning by a minivan, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The fatal crash happened around 6:35 a.m. on Boggy Creek Road, west of Narcoossee Road.
The FHP said a woman in her 30s was either standing on the north shoulder of Boggy Creek and walked into the path of the minivan or she was walking in the road when she was struck.
The driver, a 52-year-old Kissimmee man, tried to stop but could not avoid the collision, troopers said.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the FHP.
The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was uninjured, the FHP said.
FHP Trooper Caleb Barton said there is a lot of congested in the area where the crash happened.
“There are two schools on this road and between two major highways," Barton said. "This is a very common popular area for people to travel. You gotta be aware of this stuff.”
Barton said drivers should be paying close attention to their surroundings on the road.
“You know there’s going to be traffic, you know there’s going to be pedestrians, you know there’s going to be little kids walking to and from school,” he said. “Teachers might be helping them cross roadways, crossing guards, just gotta make sure you’re 100% focused on driving when you’re down in these types of areas.”
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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