Pedestrian identified in Manatee fatal crash

HERALD STAFF REPORTJanuary 10, 2014 

MANATEE -- A homeless man who was killed while attempting to walk across Interstate-275 at Mile Marker 6 after dark last week, has been identified.

Mark Vanderveer, 54, was struck by a 1995 Honda van driven by a 53-year-old Spring Hill man who was heading east on I-275 in the right lane at 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 3, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Vanderveer's next of kin was contacted, the report indicates.

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