LAKE CITY ‒ One person is dead after a pedestrian was hit while walking along a road in Columbia County. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers say a van driven by a 65-year-old Alachua man was traveling north on U.S. Highway 41 (State Road 25) approaching Southeast County Road 349 at approximately 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

The pedestrian, who remains unknown at this time, was walking northbound on U.S. Highway 41 ahead of the van. The right front of the van collided with the pedestrian, who was pronounced deceased.

The driver stayed at the scene until law enforcement arrived.

Troopers are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to contact FHP.

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