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Deadly crash blocks part of U.S. 41

A 57-year-old man was struck and killed early Monday when he walked out in front of a garbage truck on U.S. 41 in Venice, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash, which was reported at 6:33 a.m. happened at the intersection with Seminole Drive.

Troopers said Jeffery Unger walked into the path of a truck driven by a Sarasota man. The truck driver had a green light, according to FHP.

As troopers investigated, two northbound lanes of U.S. 41, as eastbound East Seminole Driver, were blocked. About 11 a.m., FHP said the roadblocks had been removed.

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