|Published:||Feb 28, 2013 9:07 PM EST|
|Updated:||Mar 01, 2013 3:32 PM EST|
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. It happened just before 8:30pm on Cleveland Ave and Evergreen Rd. in North Fort Myers. All lanes are now open.
FHP said one man is dead after he was struck by a Ford F-150 on North Cleveland Ave.
The accident happened in front of the Sunoco gas station on north Cleveland avenue and evergreen road.
The driver of the F-150, 64-year old William James, was cleared of all charges.
FHP says the truck was traveling north on Cleveland when the pedestrian was struck.
Friends of the victim say he was homeless but was a believer in God.
"He is a former vet, he is a veteran, he is 43-years old, and he was one of the first people entered in to our church, Pentecostal New Testament Church. We are the same age we served at the same time," said friend Hamza Rashid.
FHP has not yet released the name of the victim.