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Troopers: Florida sheriff hits, kills pedestrian on US 19

Posted: 1:38 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 13:38:25-04
Florida sheriff hits, kills pedestrian on US 19

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by a Florida sheriff struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on a highway.

The agency's report says 62-year-old Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was traveling on U.S. 19 in an unmarked patrol vehicle around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday when he struck 59-year-old Ronnie Anthony Heath.

Troopers say the man died at the scene.

No charges have been filed against Prendergast.