A fisherman was killed after he was hit crossing the Lantana bridge.
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Mercedes on the Lantana bridge early Friday morning.
LANTANA, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol said a fisherman was hit and killed overnight on the Lantana bridge.
FHP said a Mercedes Benz C280 traveling eastbound on Ocean Avenue struck a man, who was crossing the bridge from north to south, around 1:26 a.m. Friday.
The pedestrian, identified as David John Bartolino, 46, of Boca Raton, was dead when Lantana police arrived. The 56-year-old driver from Palm Beach was taken to JFK Medical with minor injuries.
The bridge was closed overnight but back open by 6:20 a.m. Friday.
FHP Sgt. John Baker said alcohol may be involved.
"There could be a possibility of alcohol being involved in this situation too -- either the driver and pedestrian themselves," said Baker.
Charges are pending in the case.