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Man in wheelchair struck by 2 vehicles and killed on US 19 in Pasco

The man was hit by a Dodge Durango and a Tesla that was not in auto-pilot mode, troopers said.
A man in a wheelchair was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 19 in Pasco County on Tuesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
A man in a wheelchair was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 19 in Pasco County on Tuesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Published Aug. 3|Updated Aug. 3

A man in a wheelchair was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 19 in Pasco County on Tuesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The crash occurred about 9:25 p.m. in the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 near Flora Avenue.

Troopers said a 42-year-old man from Holiday who was in a wheelchair entered the path of a Dodge Durango and a Tesla Model 3, which was not in auto-pilot mode. Both vehicles struck the man in the wheelchair. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died, troopers said.

Both the driver of the Durango, a 41-year-old woman from Clearwater, and the driver of the Tesla, a 24-year-old man from Holiday, were not injured, troopers said.

The names of the people involved were not released.

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