SARASOTA, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a lawn maintenance worker that was struck by a vehicle while he mowed along McIntosh Road Monday morning.
It happened shortly after 8am just north of the entrance to the Stoneybrook community.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by 51-year-old Edward Pantera was headed eastbound on McIntosh when the collision occurred.
Pantera says that his vision was impaired by the sun's glare as the road curved left, causing his truck to veer into the left curb and hit the victim in the median.
Pantera was charged with Careless Driving.
The victim has been identified as 45-year-old John McMahon of Sarasota.