Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Irvine, FL
Irvine, FL – According to Florida Highway patrol, a pickup truck struck and killed a pedestrian on 900 block of West County Road 318 in Irvine.
The collision took place late Thursday night on a two-lane rural road.
The victim, 31-year old Robert Michael Gassner, was on his way to work when it happened.
The driver, 28 –year old Justin Wayne Walters, of the pickup truck, a 2002 white Ford F-250, was on his way home traveling west on County Road 318.
Troopers mentioned that Gassner was either walking in the road or on the side of the road.
Walters states that as he was driving he heard a thud and believed he had hit an animal. He later stopped at Petro complex and saw the damage that was done to his vehicle, and returned to the scene where he saw Gassner lying in a ditch.
He immediately called 911 and remained at the scene.
Gassner was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigations are pending.