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Pedestrian hit by thrown object along local street

PALMETTO -- A 49-year-old man had an object thrown at him from a passing truck as he walked alongside 2nd Avenue West, the sheriff’s office reports.

The incident happened at about 4:15 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of 2nd Avenue West. The victim believes it was a black Ford Explorer that approached him and someone inside threw something that struck him in the face, according to the release.

No description of the suspects was given.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 747-3011, ext. 2493, or remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).