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Man on Florida interstate hit by multiple vehicles, dies

July 24, 2021 GMT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A man in a travel lane of Interstate 95 in Florida died Saturday after being struck by multiple vehicles, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man was first struck by a southbound car in Volusia County just before 6 a.m.. The vehicle didn’t stop and investigators said it is unknown whether the driver knew it hit the man.

A second car was then unable to avoid the man and also struck him. The Florida Highway Patrol said other vehicles also ran over the body.

“Troopers believe multiple vehicles ran over (the pedestrian) after the initial collision. A semi-truck driver and another vehicle driver contacted FHP to say they had possibly run over human debris in the roadway,” the highway patrol said in a news release.

The southbound lane was closed while firefighters washed down the highway.

“Due to the condition of (the pedestrian), troopers have not been able to make a positive identification,” the highway patrol said.