Pedestrian dies after being hit by car driven by teen in Bradenton

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car driven by teen in Bradenton

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - A fatal traffic crash closed 53rd Ave W in Bradenton late Thursday night.

Florida Highway Patrol was called to 30th St W and 53rd Ave W around 9:30pm. The road was closed from 26th St W to 53rd Ave W while troopers investigated the cause of the crash.

Troopers say 35-year-old Christopher Jones of Bradenton was crossing 53rd Ave W (State Road 70) in a southbound direction in the path of a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old male from Bradenton.

Jones was struck and killed. The teen suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

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