74-year-old man killed in crash with dump truck in Port Charlotte
Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and a dump truck on US-41 in Port Charlotte Saturday.
According to FHP, state troopers responded to the crash, where a 74-year-old Port Charlotte Man riding a motorized tricycle was killed after being hit by a dump truck at US-41 and Cochran Boulevard.
The dump truck was traveling westbound on Cochran toward the intersection with US-41 when the man on the tricycle was traveling southbound on the shoulder of US-41 toward the intersection.
The man on the tricycle went to make a right turn onto Cochran, and the front of the dump truck hit him.
The 74-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of victims or anyone involved in the traffic incidents it responds to, citing Marsy’s law.