Authorities identified Friday the pedestrian killed New Year's Eve when he tried to cross U.S. Highway 41 in Palm River.
Jose Perez Bermudez, 51, died Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The patrol had waited to release Bermudez's identity until it could contact a relative.
Bermudez was hit just before 8 p.m. near St. Paul Street, the agency said. The driver was not under the influence of alcohol, and the case is still under investigation.