NEW PORT RICHEY — Authorities identified a 69-year-old man who died after falling into the road and getting hit by a truck on Monday afternoon as Dewey Edward Yeary of New Port Richey.
The Florida Highway Patrol said he lost his balance and fell.
The accident happened about 1 p.m., as Donald A. Buck Jr., 43, of Tarpon Springs, was driving his 2011 Ford F-450 truck north on Seven Springs Boulevard, south of State Road 54. Buck swerved, but was unable to avoid hitting the man who fell in the street, FHP said. The agency has determined Buck was not at fault.