|Pedestrian hit, killed by semi|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Tuesday, 04 October 2011 14:16|
A Jacksonville man was killed after being hit by a semi-truck while crossing US 90 on foot the morning of October 4.
Ronald Ray Carroll, 41, entered the highway about 200 feet west of Hoss Keller Road near Sanderson and failed to observe the approaching 1999 Freightliner from the west, states Florida Highway Patrol Trooper A.L. Cummings’ report of the crash.
The semi’s left front side struck Mr. Carroll, who came to rest in the center of the roadway, about 4 am. The vehicle stopped about a quarter mile east of the victim.
Charges against the semi’s driver, Dexter R. Phillips, 38, of Gainesville were pending further investigation, including whether Mr. Carroll was intoxicated, as of Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Carroll was the second pedestrian to be hit on county roadways during the past week.
A vehicle’s side mirror collided with a 14-year-old Macclenny girl the evening of September 27 as she walked along the shoulder of CR 23C north of Macclenny.
Ronnye A. Bischof received minor injuries, according to a report from FHP Trooper M.D. Childress, after the right outside mirror on what was described as a white pickup truck hit her left shoulder as she walked west near Camelot Place about 7:45 pm.
The truck did not stop and was last seen heading west on CR 23C.
The youth was taken to Fraser Memorial by her mother.
FHP is asking that anyone with information regarding the truck or accident contact the agency at (904) 301-3700.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:52|