Pedestrian killed crossing 14th Street West

MANATEE -- Investigators are on the scene of a fatal traffic accident this hour in the 6500 block of 14th Street West.

The accident was reported about 6:33 p.m. North-bound traffic on 14th Street West was being funneled into one lane, away from the accident scene.

Apparently, a pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair entered the darkened six-lane road and was struck and killed.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.