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FHP: 27-year-old woman hit by pickup, killed while crossing Blanding Boulevard

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A 27-year-old woman crossing Blanding Boulevard was struck by a pickup truck near Wells Road on Sunday and died from her injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the pickup was headed south on Blanding Boulevard when a vehicle in front of the pickup suddenly changed lanes, revealing the pedestrian to the driver of the truck.

The pickup struck the pedestrian, who was taken to Orange Park Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

The pedestrian, a 27-year-old woman from South Carolina, was not in a crosswalk when she was hit, troopers said.

The driver of the pickup, a 45-year-old man from Jacksonville, was not injured, according to the crash report.

The crash closed all southbound lanes of Blanding Boulevard at the intersection for a time and drivers were told to seek an alternate route. The lanes have since reopened.