Man killed trying to cross Manatee Avenue

BRADENTON -- A man was killed tonight as he was attempting to cross Manatee Avenue after leaving the SweetBay parking lot at the intersection of 59th Street West, Bradenton police said.

He and a woman, both apparently regular customers at SweetBay, were crossing Manatee Avenue northbound at around 10 p.m. The woman made it across, but the man was struck by a vehicle heading east.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are at the scene, and have shut down Manatee Avenue's eastbound lanes at 59th Street West.

No further information was available, including names of the victim or driver.