SARASOTA — A 71-year-old man was killed after he allegedly walked into the path of a car on Sunday night, according to authorities.
At 8 p.m. Sunday, a Venice man driving a van was traveling southbound on South Tamiami Trail near Springfield Drive in Sarasota.
A second car was stopped on a grassy shoulder north of Springfield Drive and was letting out a pedestrian.
The pedestrian allegedly began to cross South Tamiami Trail from west to east and ran directly into the path of the Venice man’s car, according to a news release.
The van hit the pedestrian and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide unit are conducting the investigation.