Pedestrian killed on Philips Highway at Shad Road: FHP

Photo from scene.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pedestrian walking across Philips Highway south of Shad Road was hit by an SUV and killed Thursday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the 55-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured and remained at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

According to the FHP report, the SUV was headed south on Philips Highway at Shad Road in the left lane when the pedestrian, walking west across the highway, was struck. In the report, the age of the pedestrian was listed as unknown.

Troopers said the crash blocked all southbound lanes of Philips and the northbound turn lanes onto Shad Road.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, southbound traffic on Philips was being diverted onto Shad and back northbound onto Philips while first responders investigated.