Troopers ID pedestrian killed in Atlantic Beach crash

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a pedestrian struck by a car and killed in Atlantic Beach earlier this month.

State troopers said 68-year-old Michael Wheeler was walking westbound on Mayport Road in the southbound lane at Fairways Villas Lane when a car traveling south hit him about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

Wheeler died at the scene from severe head trauma, troopers said.

The driver of the car, 20-year-old Bryce Binkley, of Ponte Vedra Beach, and a passenger in the car were not hurt.

Troopers said charges are pending.

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