Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Hwy 231 in Fountain, Florida
FOUNTAIN, FL. – According to a news report published online at wjhg.com, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Highway 231 in Fountain, Florida. It is unclear at this time if the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene following the collision, and officials have not released identifying information on the pedestrian.*
The accident occurred during the late evening hours by Harrington Road on Highway 231. Florida Highway Patrol and WJHG report that a pedestrian was walking in the area at about 11 p.m. and was struck by a car on the highway. The report did not specify where the pedestrian had been walking in relation to the lanes of travel, so it is unclear if he or she was on the side of the road or walking across the road.
The make and model of the vehicle were not reported, and the vehicle was described only as a car. No further information about the vehicle was included in the report. Troopers did not say what factors could have led to the accident or who had the right-of-way before the collision took place.
WJHG reports that the pedestrian tragically died in the collision. The pedestrian’s name and other identifying information has been withheld from the media at this time, as family members have not yet been notified.
No information about the driver was reported. Authorities did not say whether the accident was a hit-and-run, according to WJHG, so it is unclear if the driver of the car remained on scene after the accident. No additional injuries were reported.
Florida Highway Patrol is managing the investigation of the case, and at the time the report from WJHG was published online, no further information was available. Troopers ask that anyone who has information about the crash contact them as quickly as possible.
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