Pedestrian dies after stepping in front of traffic on U.S. 41

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

A Levy County man died after he stepped out in front of a car being driven by an Ocala woman late Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Thomas Charles Morris, 29, of Morriston, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:19 p.m. accident on U.S. 41 about a mile north of the Marion County line.

Troopers said the car that hit Morris was a 2007 Pontiac G6 being driven by Beth Anne Dibiasio, 48.

In a news release, FHP provided the following information about how the fatal accident happened.

Dibiasio was headed north on U.S. 41 behind another vehicle that swerved to the left to avoid hitting Morris. Dibiasio also swerved to the left, but Morris walked out into the travel lane. Morris was near the center of the northbound lane when the right front of the Pontiac hit him.

Charges were pending on Wednesday.

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