Orange County pedestrian dies after trying to cross the road, troopers say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said a 61-year-old woman died after trying to cross State Road 50 on Friday night.


FHP said the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. in Orange County.

According to a news release, a 2008 Mercedes C300 was traveling eastbound on State Road 50, West Colonial Drive, east of Dorscher Road in the center lane.

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Investigators said a  pedestrian was walking in a northerly direction and entered the eastbound lanes of State Road 50.

Troopers said the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk and entered the direct path of the car.

According to FHP the front of the car struck the pedestrian.

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Officials said, the pedestrian was taken to a hospital and where she was pronounced dead

The Mercedes driver and passenger were not injured, FHP said

FHP said the crash remains under investigation.

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Beatriz Oliveira, WFTV.com

Beatriz Oliveira is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.