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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Port St. Lucie

NewsPedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE — A 29-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning on Southwest Savona Boulevard, Port St. Lucie police said.

Police about 1:40 a.m. went to the 2900 block of Southwest Savona Boulevard, and a preliminary investigation determined a Chevrolet Malibu traveling south on Southwest Savona Boulevard struck a pedestrian walking south in the roadway.

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The pedestrian, Courtney Jenkins, of Port St. Lucie, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The location is east of Interstate 95 and just south of Southwest Savona and Southwest Gatlin boulevards.

Jenkins was pushing a shopping cart with groceries heading home at the time, said Sgt. John Dellacroce, police spokesperson.

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The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet were not hurt.

The driver was a 30-year-old man, and the passenger was a 26-year-old man, according to Sgt. John Dellacroce, police spokesman. Both are Port St. Lucie residents.

Dellacroce said police do not suspect the driver was impaired.

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