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Man hit by semi, killed walking on U.S. 1 in Hilliard

Deadly crash in Hilliard
Deadly crash in Hilliard

HILLIARD, Fla. – A 41-year-old Callahan man was killed early Monday morning when he was hit by a tractor-trailer while walking on U.S. 1 in Nassau County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP report said Joshua Padgett was walking north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 at Teston Lane in Hilliard when he was hit by semi driving southbound. He died at the scene.

The 45-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and stopped at the scene. 

Charges are pending, according to the report.

All southbound lanes were blocked while investigators were on scene. Lanes reopened several hours later.