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Florida Highway Patrol releases name of pedestrian killed in Bradenton crash

MANATEE -- Florida Highway Patrol on Wednesday released the name of a 51-year-old man who died when he was struck by a car while he was trying to walk across 15th Street East in Bradenton on Friday.

The man was identified as Alejandro Jiminez, 51, of Bradenton, according to a news release.

About 8:55 p.m. Friday, Jiminez was crossing 15th Street East near its intersection with 32nd Avenue East, but was not in the crosswalk or a lighted area, troopers said.

A Toyota Tacoma was northbound on 15th Street East approaching the intersection when the pedestrian stepped into the vehicle's path, according to a release, and the front of the car struck the pedestrian.

Taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for injuries caused by the accident, the pedestrian died.