A 39-year-old Tallahassee man was killed while walking on Bloxham Cutoff Road when he was struck by a car on Thursday, Jan. 18, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The man, whose name was not released by FHP based on the agency’s interpretation of the Marsy’s Law, was hit and killed by a van driven by a 76-year-old man from Freeport. Neither he nor the 71-year-old woman passenger in the van was injured.
According to FHP, the van was traveling eastbound on Bloxham Cutoff just west of Rock Road when it left the road and went onto the shoulder where the pedestrian was walking east while facing east.
The van’s front bumper and windshield hit the man. He was transported to Tallahassee Memorial where he was pronounced dead.
No reason was given in the FHP report for the van leaving the roadway.
FHP was assisted on scene by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and Wakulla County Fire Rescue.