Suwannee Democrat

Suwannee Democrat

February 2, 2013

Pedestrian killed on Ohio Avenue North Saturday afternoon

Live Oak — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon after walking into traffic on Ohio Avenue North (US 129), according to Live Oak Police Det. Justin Bates.

Bates said the identity of the person is unknown at this time.

Around 12 p.m., the man stepped off the curb at the southbound lanes of Ohio Avenue and Andra Davis Lane, walking east. Bates said witnesses reported he had his head down and made it to the northbound lanes when he was struck by the pickup.

Bates said the pedestrian was life flighted to Shands in Gainesville where he succumbed to his injuries at 2 p.m.

Bates said officials noticed the smell of alcohol on the pedestrian.

Bates said there is no fault to the driver.

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