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Pedestrian hit; killed in Southern Putnam County

Florida Highway Patrol ssays an walked into path of SUV

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A 63-year-old Hawthorne man is dead after Florida Highway Patrol says he walked into the path of an SUV on State Road 26 and Grove Street at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers say for unknown reasons Brady Crom walked into the eastbound lane of S.R. 26 from the sidewalk/shoulder area as a woman driving a 1999 Isuzu Trooper was approaching. The woman's vehicle hit Crom on the roady. First responders took Crom to UF Health in Gainesville, but he died from his injuries.

Police do not believe the incident was alcohol related and said the woman driving the SUV was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.