FHP: Ohio man killed walking on US-17 in Palatka

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

PALATKA, Fla. - A 73-year-old Ohio man died Friday night when he was struck by a car crossing U.S. 17 in Palatka, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Steve Kintz was walking north attempting to cross the four-lane road at Fourth Street at 7 p.m. when he stepped into the path of a Nissan Titan. Kintz, of Kinsman, Ohio, was taken to Putnam Community Hospital, where he died.

The driver, a 49-year-old Palatka man, stopped and was cooperating with the investigation.


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