Pedestrian killed in Orange County crash, FHP says

Crash occurred on Kissimmee-Vineland Road and LBV Factory Stores Drive

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A pedestrian was fatally struck by an SUV early Sunday in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred around 5:40 a.m. on Kissimmee-Vineland Road, south of LBV Factory Stores Drive, troopers said.

The SUV was being driven southbound on Kissimmee-Vineland Road by a 43-year-old Orlando man, according to a crash report. The pedestrian — identified as a 51-year-old Kissimmee man — was either kneeling or lying down in the center lane of the roadway, outside of a marked crosswalk and in the direct path of the SUV, the report states.

After the SUV struck the man, it continued traveling south, troopers said. FHP eventually made contact with the driver, who advised “they did not know what they struck,” the report states.

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The Orlando man suffered no injuries in the crash while the Kissimmee man was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

A roadblock was established in the southbound lanes of Kissimmee-Vineland Road as the crash was investigated.

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