Sarasota, FL (July 7, 2020) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place on I-75 in Sarasota. The crash happened on Tuesday, July 7th near mile marker 195.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. According to deputies, an 18-year-old woman was walking near Laurel Road when she was hit by a car traveling southbound on I-75. The woman died at the crash scene. Her identity was not immediately released. It is not clear whether the driver remained at the scene after the crash. Nearby traffic was diverted onto Laurel Road as officials worked at the scene.
There is no information on whether charges are expected. An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time.
A Florida pedestrian crash frequently results in catastrophic injuries, including death. Fatal pedestrian accidents are reported, on average, twice per day in Florida. This leads to more than 700 fatal pedestrian crashes every year. Pedestrians and motorists should always remember to follow all basic safety precautions. Drivers should pay attention to the roadway at all times and ensure that they are aware of their surroundings in order to avoid a potentially catastrophic crash from occurring.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the pedestrian's family following this tragic crash in Sarasota.
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