Vero Beach: Pedestrian struck, killed in suburban Vero Beach accident

SUBURBAN VERO BEACH, Fla. - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday evening in the 400 block of Old Dixie Highway SW in suburban Vero Beach, said Chief Brian Burkeen, spokesman for Indian River County Fire Rescue.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m.

Authorities have not identified the pedestrian pending notification of next of kin.

Motorists are being asked to seek alternate routes since both lanes of the road are closed and will remain closed for several hours while Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigate the accident.

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