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Inverness pedestrian struck and killed

INVERNESS — A teenager driving a sport utility vehicle Sunday morning struck and killed a 69-year-old man walking along a road, authorities said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Michael Bugman of Inverness was walking west on E Moccasin Slough Road near Baymeadows Drive.

About 11:40 a.m., an SUV driven by Taylor Nicole Schantz, 17, of Inverness was driving the same direction and struck the pedestrian from behind, the patrol said.

Schantz did not see Bugman in the roadway, investigators said, and he died at the scene.

The crash remained under investigation.

Inverness pedestrian struck and killed 09/08/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 8, 2013 6:03pm]

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