Pedestrian fatally hit by car

Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:52 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:52 a.m.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Police say a man in Lakeland has died after being hit by a car while crossing a busy highway.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was heading west on U.S. 92 in a 2001 Dodge Intrepid on Thursday night when the pedestrian tried to walk across the road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name was not immediately released.

Officers say eastbound and westbound traffic had stopped for approximately three hours after the crash.

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