Pedestrian killed in fatal crash in Bradenton on Thursday morning

Pedestrian killed in fatal crash in Bradenton on Thursday morning

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning at the 2300 block of Cortez Road West in Bradenton.

A 19-year-old driver was traveling the roadway around 10am in a 2006 Lexus IS350 in the right lane east of 26th Street West. The pedestrian, an unidentified 65-year-old man, was crossing the lanes of travel on Cortez Road West while riding a bicycle directly in front of the Lexus.

According to reports, the driver steered left in an attempt to avoid colliding with the pedestrian, but the front right of the Lexus struck the man.

The pedestrian was transported to Blake Medical Center where he later was pronounced deceased.

Charges are pending as the traffic homicide investigation continues.

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