CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported a man from North Port was struck and killed by a pickup truck equipped with a street sweeper early Thursday morning.
The crash took place as a 34 year old man from North Port was walking in the outside lane of northbound Interstate 75 after 3:40 AM.
As the man walked on the highway, vehicles were approaching from the south, including a pickup truck street sweeper, driven by a 56 year old man from North Fort Myers, and another unidentified vehicle.
At 3:47AM the street sweeper encountered the pedestrian and the front of the truck crashed into the man at speed.
After being hit by the truck, the man was hit by a second unknown vehicle before coming to a stop in the inside lane of I-75.
The driver of the street sweeper cam to a controlled stop on the right shoulder of northbound I-75.
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