From the Florida Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash at the intersection of SR436 and Sheeler Avenue between a vehicle and a person attempting to cross SR436 Monday afternoon.

According to a press release issued by the FHP, a pedestrian attempting to cross SR436 in a personal mobility device from the south to the north was struck by a man driving a Jeep SUV who was making a left turn to travel east on SR436. The front of the Jeep struck the pedestrian, who was transported to the hospital and later died of their injuries from the crash. The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

No other details are known. The identity of the pedestrian was not released, pending notification of next of kin. The crash remains under investigation.

This is a breaking news story and it will be updated.



  1. We were sitting at the Pizza Hut/Wing restaurant just the other day at that intersection, and were sitting at a booth at the front window watching people cross the intersection, and I commented about oh how dangerous it is there. I was talking about how students going and coming from the Sheeler High School routinely cross the highway there while looking down at their phones, and that there is no school zone crossing, nor a crossing guard either. I know they are not little kids, but still it is so dangerous. Also I have seen slow moving disabled people crossing along there and others pushing baby strollers, and it is alarming, given the speeding careless drivers barreling through there in a big hurry. Traffic is only going to get worse!

    • It was my tenant, he lived behind my house for 10 years. His name was Rich, and he was really nice. He had to travel around in an electric wheelchair because he had weak lungs and couldn’t breathe sometimes. Everyone in my family is saddened, his family too. The pet that gets me the most is that he had a cat, and she knows he’s gone and cries all day now. It breaks my heart every time.

      • Hey Anon, my name is Rich and Rich or Richechanic as we called him was a brother to me. We lived together in Calif. for many years and then did a barn renovation together in New Jersey. After that he went to Florida and we lost track of him for quite a long time. Last year I was able to see him for a week at a New Jersey reunion and it was like old times. He was one of a kind. This picture of him lying in the road tears me up. I hope he didn’t see it coming-he deserved better.


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