FHP: crash kills man walking on I-75 in Columbia County

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) — A car crash on Interstate 75 in Columbia County has left a man dead after he was hit while walking in the left lane Friday Morning.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, just after midnight the driver was traveling south on I-75 near mile marker 430. For some unknown reasons, 79-year-old David Boose of Fruitland Park was walking in the left lane when he was struck by the driver.

The driver managed to come to a controlled stop after the collision with no injuries.

Boose was pronounced dead at the scene,