PUNTA GORDA — A Port Charlotte man was struck and killed Monday by a vehicle while crossing the street at East Olympia Avenue and Cooper Street in Punta Gorda.
Mark Harvey, 64, was taken to the emergency room at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, where he died from his injuries, according to a statement from the Punta Gorda Police Department.
“This is an ongoing investigation,” PGPD Lt. Dylan Renz said.
He said PGPD does know which vehicle struck Harvey shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, but it was not a hit-and-run crash.
On the Punta Gorda Police Department Facebook page, a reader commented that Harvey worked at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and was on his way to work when the accident occurred.
Rolando Irizarry, hospital marketing director, said, “We mourn the loss of our longstanding employee.”