On Wednesday night, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a pickup truck on US-41 in south Fort Myers.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 55-year-old man from Fort Myers (with a 48-year-old woman from the same city as his passenger) was driving a Nissan Pickup north in the outside lane of US-41, south of Gladiolus Drive, around 7:10 p.m. A 68-year-old man from Charlestown, Rhode Island, was trying to cross the travel lanes of US-41, in front of the approaching pickup truck.
The Nissan collided with the pedestrian. He sustained serious injuries, was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation by FHP.