UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in crash on Pine Avenue in Ocala

Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 12:06 PM EST
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car in Ocala Wednesday.

The accident took place just down the street from police headquarters.

The female victim died after she was hit by a car while crossing the street on South Pine Avenue near Southwest Broadway Street.

Ocala police are still investigating but they said it was an elderly man that was behind the wheel.

The crash happened at 11 that morning.

Police said that the driver was heading south on U.S. 4-41.

The woman was in the cross walk but at some point she stepped out of that cross walk and was hit.

The driver did stop. The victim died at the scene.

“There are people on foot. It’s very close to our downtown area, the historical downtown area begins right at Broadway, so there is heavy foot traffic, but it is a very dangerous road to cross with six lanes, three lanes on either side so that makes it a very hard road to cross at any point in time. I’m not going to say it’s expected or anything like that but it’s one of those things that can be unfortunate when you have foot traffic in an area of high vehicular traffic as well,” Capt. Angy Scroble said.

All lanes were re-opened to traffic just before 2 p.m.

Marion County Fire Rescue assisted police on the scene.

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