Pedestrian second to die in vehicle collision over last week

275-FHP-BIG-ORANGEA 42-Year-Old Altoona, Pennsylvania man was killed Thanksgiving morning after being struck by a passing tractor trailer on US-1 South near St Augustine Shores. This is the second such death in the last week.

Historic City News learned that at about 5:00 a.m., the victim was walking southbound in the outside-southbound lane of US-1.

The driver of the vehicle, 40-Year-Old Troy D. Saunders of Jacksonville, was also traveling in that lane at the time of the collision. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the right front of the vehicle struck the pedestrian.

Identification of the victim is pending notification of the next of kin.

After impact, the pedestrian came to rest in the ditch on the west shoulder of the four-lane divided highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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