Alachua County, FL (November 19, 2019) - The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene of a pedestrian crash on State Road 222 in Alachua County. The crash took place on Monday, November 18th.
According to reports, 60-year-old Dwight Jenkins Melrose was traveling westbound on SR 222 near Northwest 64th Street. At the same time 45-year-old Greggor Branch of Gainesville, FL walked into the road. Branch was struck by Melrose's vehicle. Rescue workers arrived and pronounced Branch dead at the crash scene. Melrose was not injured.
The FHP is investigating the crash. It does not appear as though alcohol played a role. No further details are available.
Our condolences go out to the family of the pedestrian who lost their life in this tragic crash in Alachua County.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for pedestrians. Each day, approximately two fatal pedestrian crashes will be reported in our state. The cause of pedestrian crashes must always be carefully investigated in order to determine who was at fault. Pedestrians may often be injured in these crashes through no fault of their own. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash, a skilled and experienced Florida pedestrian accident attorney can help advise and lead you through this difficult time.
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