Pedestrian killed near Outlet Mall in St. Augustine, FHP says

Man was in crash, then hit by vehicle while walking across highway, FHP says

By Roxy Tyler - Web producer, Ronnie Rodgers - Associate Producer

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - An elderly pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed in St. Johns County late Saturday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

At 10:26 p.m. troopers started to investigate a crash at State Road 16 and Fortier Road. A 26-year-old woman was driving east on SR 16 in the outside lane. Alwin Hoffmann, 87, was standing in the lane when the woman's car hit him, according to the crash report. 

Troopers said Hoffmann had just been involved in an unrelated minor crash in the westbound lane of SR 16. For an unknown reason, he walked away from the crash, crossed a center median and was in the eastbound lane when he was hit.

The woman who hit Hoffmann was not injured, and no charges were listed in the FHP report.

The crash happened near the Outlet Mall and St. Augustine Aquarium. The road was blocked as troopers conducted their investigation. 

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