Pedestrian Tragically Killed in Vehicle Accident on U.S. 27 in Highlands County, Florida
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at wfla.com, a pedestrian was tragically killed in a vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 27 in Highlands County, Florida. Limited information regarding the accident has so far been released to the public, and the victim has not been identified.*
The accident occurred sometime during the morning in the area of Lake Mirror Drive and U.S. 27. Florida Highway Patrol and WFLA report that authorities were called to the scene on a call about a pedestrian accident on the northbound side of the highway. They discovered upon arrival at the accident site that a person had been seriously injured after having been hit by a vehicle.
The nature and circumstances of the accident were not described in the news report. It is not clear where the pedestrian was walking or in what direction he or she was walking at the time of the collision. The vehicle was also not described, so it is not clear what type of vehicle was involved.
WFLA reports that the pedestrian was tragically killed in the accident. It is unclear if officials pronounced the victim dead at the scene or if the victim was initially transported to a local hospital. The victim’s identifying information, including age, gender, and hometown, was not listed in the news report.
The driver of the vehicle was also not identified or otherwise described in the report. The case was not said to be a hit-and-run, but the report also did not definitively say whether the driver remained at the scene following the accident. It is not clear how many people were riding in the vehicle or if anyone in the vehicle was injured in the collision.
Crews closed down all of U.S. 27 North after the accident. The investigation is still ongoing.
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