St. Lucie County, FL – The terrible tragedy occurred Thursday just before 4 p.m. when a pedestrian was struck and killed on Florida Turnpike.
The victim, 38-year old Holly Marie Lucas was hit by a northbound van when she was near mile marker-142, stated the Florida Highway Patrol.
There is a suspicion that Lucas was trying to cross from east to west.
The Florida Highway Patrol mentioned that the van was unable to avoid hitting her even though it braked and swerved.
There is still an ongoing investigation as to why the crash happened.