A 78-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was trying to walk across U.S. 41 in Bradenton late Friday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
About 9 p.m., the man was walking eastward across U.S. 41 just north of 53rd Avenue West, when he was hit by a northbound 1998 GMC Sonoma driven by a 46-year-old Bradenton man, according to a news release.
The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, where he died, FHP said.
The driver of the pickup was not hurt, according to troopers.
Troopers said charges are pending as they continue their investigation.