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BRANFORD ‒ A Branford woman was killed as she walked along U.S. Highway 27 and into the path of a vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) was called to the scene of a fatal accident at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. The incident occurred in Suwannee County on U.S. Highway 27 east of Craven Street in Branford.

A 50-year-old High Springs man driving a pickup truck was southbound on U.S. 27. For reasons FHP says are still under investigation, the 67-year-old Branford woman walked from the center of the roadway directly in front of the pickup truck at which time the truck struck the woman within the southbound lane.

After impact, the driver of the pickup truck brought his vehicle to a controlled stop in the south ditch of U.S. 27, just east of the area of collision. His vehicle was facing east.

The pedestrian came to a final rest in the southbound lane. She was pronounced deceased.

The FHP reports that her next of kin were notified.

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