SARASOTA – Florida Highway Patrol announced one person died after being struck by a pick up truck on Bee Ridge Road Tuesday morning.
The accident took place as a 37 year old man from Sarasota was walking northbound attempting to cross the six lanes of traffic of Bee Ridge Road about 250 feet west of Beneve Road.
As the man attempted to cross Bee Ridge, a pickup truck driven by a 56 year old man from Sarasota was approaching from the east in the center lane of the westbound lanes on Bee Ridge Road.
At 6:25:00 AM, the pedestrian crossed directly into the path of the oncoming pickup truck and was hit by the front of the vehicle.
Sarasota County EMS pronounced the man deceased at the scene of the crash.
The pedestrian had been crossing the road outside the marked crosswalk.