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Pedestrian killed while walking in roadway near Zephyrhills, troopers say

The driver of a car hit him as he was walking Sunday morning on a stretch of Old Lakeland Highway at Melrose Avenue.
The driver of a car struck and killed a pedestrian walking in the roadway northeast of Zephyrhills, troopers said.
The driver of a car struck and killed a pedestrian walking in the roadway northeast of Zephyrhills, troopers said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Feb. 6|Updated Feb. 6

ZEPHYRHILLS — A pedestrian walking in the roadway was struck and killed early Sunday by a driver heading in the opposite direction, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The collision occurred at 4:25 a.m. Sunday northeast of Zephyrhills on a stretch of Old Lakeland Highway at Melrose Avenue.

The pedestrian, a male, was walking south in the northbound lane when he was hit by a car driven by a 50-year-old Zephyrhills man, the Highway Patrol said.

The Highway Patrol was still searching for the identity of the pedestrian. The agency did not release the name of the driver.

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