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Pedestrian killed in accident on Lockwood Ridge Road

Florida Highway Patrol says a 76-year-old Bradenton man walked into the path of a car driven by an 80-year-old woman.

  • By Jay Heater
  • | 2:30 p.m. January 2, 2023
  • | Updated 9:47 p.m. January 4, 2023
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A 76-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck in the intersection of 57th Avenue East and Lockwood Ridge Road in Manatee County at approximately 9:10 a.m. Monday.

A Florida Highway Patrol report said the 76-year-old Bradenton man was walking westbound on 57th Avenue East when he went into the path of a sedan driven by an 80-year-old Sarasota woman, who was making a left turn off Lockwood Ridge Road onto 57th Avenue East.

The woman suffered minor injuries.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by Manatee County EMS. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.



Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.