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Local Man Run Over by Truck

The details remain a bit unclear, but a man was run over by a vehicle in Pace. The 26-year-old would technically be considered a pedestrian, however whether or not the driver of the pickup truck that struck him is truly at fault remains to be seen.

According to reports, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was called at around 5:30 p.m. on October 9. The report was of a man having been struck by a pickup truck. When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered a vehicle with a female driver still occupying it. They also found a man on the ground who was bleeding and had a weak pulse. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Deputies interviewed witnesses to the incident who said that the victim had been on the porch as the woman was leaving the residence. The man was observed to jump from the porch, run to the vehicle and punch out the passenger-side window. The driver continued to back out, striking the man. After its investigation, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office declared it to be what it is calling a tragic accident.

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