73-year-old struck, run over, killed while walking on Florida Turnpike in Osceola County, troopers say

Crash happened just before mile marker 246

Highway camera image of traffic congestion along Florida Turnpike following a crash in Osceola County (FL511)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A 73-year-old Kissimmee man was killed Tuesday night when he was struck and run over while walking on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The fatal crash happened just before 9 p.m. near mile marker 247 in Kissimmee.

According to an FHP crash report, the man was walking south in the northbound lanes and walked into the path of an oncoming SUV. The man was then run over by another vehicle, troopers said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers and passengers in the two vehicles suffered minor injuries, according to the crash report.

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It’s not known why the man was walking on the roadway.

All lanes were closed Tuesday night and traffic was backed up for several miles.

An investigation is ongoing.

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