A teenager was hit and killed last weekend by a truck in Putnam County. According to the FHP, the crashed happened around 9 p.m. by Stokes Landing Road and Kid Lane. Investigators say a young man was walking on Stokes Landing Road with his sister when a 2002 Dodge Ram work truck crossed the center line, hit and killed him. The 12 year old sister was not injured and ran to call for help. The driver did not stop and fled the scene. “The driver of the truck made no attempt to assist the pedestrian, and continued south,” according the FHP report. After a BOLO was issued for him, the driver, the 50-year-old male from Palatka, turned himself in and told police where they could find the truck, which was towed to a secure Florida Department of Law Enforcement Facility. Troopers said the driver didn’t think he killed someone.
Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who died in this tragic accident.
Did you know in 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes.