FHP: Man Hit & Killed By Two Vehicles In DeLand

By on January 18, 2019 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – The investigation continues this morning into the death of a man after he was struck by two vehicles in south DeLand.

It happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday (January 17th) on Woodland Boulevard near Deerfoot Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident report says that man was trying to cross Woodland when he was struck by the passenger side of a 2014 Honda heading north on Woodland and then run over by a 2014 Kia which was directly behind the Honda.

Per troopers, the man who died at the scene was not in a crosswalk or an intersection when he was struck by both vehicles.

The report also notes that the Kia driver wasn’t able to avoid the man and that the Honda driver tried to change lanes in order to avoid hitting the man.

Neither driver was hurt in the crash or is facing charges at this time, per FHP. Both drivers did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the report.

Troopers have yet to identify the victim publicly, saying they still need to formally notify his family.

An autopsy is pending to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The northbound lanes of Woodland were closed completely following the crash as part of the investigation, with traffic re-routed during that time. It’s since re-opened.

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