Kissimmee man dies after being hit by SUV near Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Kissimmee man died after he was hit by an SUV early Sunday morning.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 51-year-old man was either kneeling or lying down in the roadway on Kissimmee Vineland Rd. just to the south of Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores Drive.

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Around 5:45 a.m., troopers say a 43-year-old man from Orlando was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound through the area and struck the man in the road with the undercarriage, killing him.

According to FHP, the driver initially continued southbound on Kissimmee-Vineland Rd. When troopers made contact with him later, he said he knew he hit something but didn’t know what it was.

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Southbound lanes of traffic were closed for hours as troopers conducted their investigation.

The roadway has since been reopened but the investigation is ongoing.

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