LEESBURG, Florida—Leesburg Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian early Thursday morning, according to a press release.
The pedestrian, a 48-year old white male, was on a sidewalk when he suddenly entered the westbound lanes of South Street, near Bottle Brush Court, diverting traffic for about three hours, LPD Capt. Joe Iozzi said in the release. He collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado being driven by 61-year-old Frederick Fashaw, of Eustis just before 1:15 a.m. and sustained life-threatening injuries.
The man who has not been identified publicly, pending notification of next of kin, was transported by Lake EMS to UF Health-Leesburg, where he was pronounced dead. Fashaw was not injured.
“The crash remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Traffic Unit, however it appears the pedestrian was “at-fault” at this time,” Iozzi said.