Man hit by SUV backing up in parking lot dies


MELROSE, Fla. – A 42-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon when he was hit by an SUV in a private road on Second Street in Melrose, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Kenneth D. Harper tripped and fell on the road and was hit by an Acura MDX driven by Tory Basilis, 35. Harper was taken to Shands UF Health in Gainesville, where he died.

FHP said charges were pending the outcome of the investigation into the incident.