MANATEE COUNTY — A 15-year-old teen was killed in Manatee County while trying to cross U.S. 41 at 23rd Street East by a vehicle.
The 15-year old teen was Identified as Myquarios Kelly by the Florida Highway Patrol. Kelly was crossing U.S 41 at around 6:28 a.m. this morning when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 64-year-old John D’Auria from Tampa.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Kelly was crossing U.S 41 from the east side of 23rd street while the pedestrian sign was red. The Lexus ES300H then struck the teen as he attempted to cross because the driver John D’Auria did not see Kelly. Kelly was hit by the right side of the Lexus and flew into the southbound lane of U.S 41 and 23rd Street East
The accident is still under investigation, but it is not believed that any alcohol played a role in the collision, said FHP.