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Pedestrian killed on State Road 200

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A pedestrian was struck and killed on State Road 200 in front of the Steeplechase Plaza in Marion County Saturday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace.

Pace said according to information given by the investigator, the pedestrian was hit by two vehicles. The two vehicles had a green light and the man stepped into traffic while looking down at what may have been a DVD player.

“The first vehicle possibly grazed him or startled him,” Pace said. “He fell, and unfortunately the second vehicle was unable to avoid him.”

The pedestrian, who originally could not be identified by investigators, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was not carrying identification, Pace said, so fingerprints were taken.

“It’s really important to have that emergency information on driver’s licenses,” she said. “It makes it so much easier for us to contact your family in a timely manner.”

Pace said the next step is to notify family members, but investigators have not yet been able to do so.

Alexa Volland wrote this story online.

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