CHARLOTTE HARBOR — A pedestrian was killed early Wednesday trying to cross U.S. 41 southbound near Main Street.

The man, identified as a 50-year-old Englewood resident, was “attempting to cross southbound U.S. 41 travel lanes and entered the path of Vehicle 1,” according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

It happened at about 6:50 a.m. at U.S. 41 and Main Street.

The vehicle, a sedan driven by an 18-year-old North Port man, was southbound in the left lane when the pedestrian entered his path.

The Englewood man was pronounced dead at the scene.

U.S. 41 and nearby roads have been slowed and/or shut down due to the death on Wednesday morning.

The southbound U.S. 41 bridge was closed due to the fatality. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and seek alternate routes.

The investigation remains under investigation, FHP noted.

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