Hudson man killed crossing U.S. 19 in Pasco County

A Hudson man was hit and killed by two cars as he tried to cross U.S. 19 near Craig Loop in Pasco County late Friday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Mark D. Johnston, 30, was on his way to the Player's Club at 11:35 p.m. when he ran into the path of a 2009 Mitsubishi sedan. The driver, Franklin Applegate, 78, of Spring Hill, was in the northbound center lane and couldn't avoid hitting Johnston, the FHP said.

Gerald Yoerg, 69, of Hernando Beach, was driving a Nissan sedan in the northbound inside lane and tried to avoid the crash but also hit Johnston, according to an FHP report. Yoerg, passenger Minnie Yoerg, 68, and Applegate were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation, the FHP said.

Hudson man killed crossing U.S. 19 in Pasco County 05/01/10 [Last modified: Saturday, January 7, 2012 11:25am]

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