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Publix semitrailer truck strikes, kills pedestrian along I-4 near Seffner

SEFFNER — A 44-year-old man who stepped out of his pickup truck after pulling into the emergency lane along Interstate 4 was struck and killed by a semitrailer truck Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

John P. Meyer Jr. of Brandon was eastbound on I-4 in a 2005 Ford pickup when he stopped about 9:45 a.m. near the entrance ramp from Mango Road, troopers said.

Meyer got out of the truck and was struck by an eastbound Publix semitrailer truck. He died at the scene.

A lane of I-4 was closed for two hours. The entrance ramp was closed for three hours, the patrol said.

Publix semitrailer truck strikes, kills pedestrian along I-4 near Seffner 08/01/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 9:03pm]

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