FHP: Pedestrian killed in Palm Bay Road crash

Westbound lanes were closed near Hollywood Boulevard

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager
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PALM BAY, Fla. - A fatal pedestrian crash forced officials to close Palm Bay Road on Friday in Palm Bay, authorities said.

Westbound lanes of Palm Bay Road were closed from the Walmart entrance to Hollywood Boulevard.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a Ford truck was driving west on Palm Bay Road when the pedestrian stepped into the direct path of the truck.

Troopers identified the victim as Maritza Marales, 57, of Palm Bay.

Palm Bay police re-routed westbound traffic through the Walmart parking lot. Palm Bay Road reopened around 8:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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No other details have been released.

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