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Hudson man killed crossing U.S. 19 in motorized wheelchair

HUDSON – The roadway was still dark just after 7 a.m. Friday as Raymond T. Hook, Jr. was crossing U.S. 19 in his motorized wheelchair.

He was entering the center southbound lane, about 100 feet north of Beach Boulevard, when he came into the path of a Ford pickup driven by Lorri Bocik Vuozzo of Hudson, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Vuozzo didn't see Hook in time to swerve, the report states. Her truck hit him, sending debris into the path of another Ford pickup that was in the outside lane, driven by Patrick D. Hanlon of Watertown, N.Y., who tried to swerve into the center lane but still hit the wreckage.

Hook, of Hudson, died from his injuries at the crash scene. He was 65 years old.

FHP is investigating to determine whether any charges will be filed.

Hudson man killed crossing U.S. 19 in motorized wheelchair 03/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 2:06pm]
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