Pedestrian dies when struck by vehicle on Cortez Road in Cortez

April 17, 2012 

MANATEE -- A pedestrian was struck and killed on Cortez Road in Cortez on Tuesday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The man, whose name was not released pending notification of family, was crossing near the intersection with 115th Street West about 9:42 a.m. when he was hit. He died at the scene, according to FHP.

FHP troopers were interviewing three witnesses who saw what happened, but FHP said the driver of the vehicle that struck the man would not be charged.

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