Man hit by vehicle in Regency area dies

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man hit by a vehicle in the Regency area earlier this month died Thursday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Around 10 p.m. June 4, a vehicle was traveling east on Atlantic Boulevard near Lee Road when it hit 53-year-old Raul Mercado.

Police said Mercado was trying to cross Atlantic from south to north and was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection. Police said Mercado walked into the path of an eastbound vehicle.

He was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries and died Thursday.

The driver was not injured.

Police said alcohol or drugs were not factors in the crash.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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