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75-year-old pedestrian dies after traffic crash in Port St. Lucie, police say

News75-year-old pedestrian dies after traffic crash in Port St. Lucie, police say

PORT ST. LUCIE − A 75-year-old man out for a morning walk Monday died after police said a vehicle struck him in the Tradition area west of Interstate 95, a police spokesperson said.

Port St. Lucie Police at 8:06 a.m went to Southwest Community Boulevard and Southwest Westcliffe Lane regarding the crash.

Investigators reported a 36-year-old woman driving a Hyundai Tucson was exiting the roundabout when the 75-year-old man was struck. The 75-year-old man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

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Sgt. John Dellacroce, police spokesperson, said the 75-year-old man, a Port St. Lucie resident, was out for a morning walk and was by himself at the time. The man’s name was not immediately available.

Dellacroce said the man was in the area of a crosswalk, but the specific spot where the crash happened remains under investigation. Whether the incident could result in a charge or citation also remains under investigation, he said.

The 36-year-old woman, the only person in the Hyundai, was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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