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Venice man hit, killed by garbage truck Monday morning

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SARASOTA Co., Fla. (WWSB) - A Venice man was killed when he walked out in front of a garbage truck Monday morning.

Jeffry Unger, 59, was hit and killed at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Seminole Drive in Venice at about 6:30 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

No charges are pending since Unger violated the right-away, according to FHP.

Two lanes on Tamiami were blocked during morning traffic, with one lane open in the northbound direction. 

Unger lived on Papaya Road in Venice and it's unclear why he did not see the garbage truck. Florida Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the accident.