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Pedestrian killed, another injured after stepping into West Palm Beach road to avoid sprinklers

Crash occurred on Village Boulevard, killing Carmen Louis
Posted at 3:47 PM, Apr 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-07 15:52:03-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 60-year-old woman was killed and a 65-year-old man was injured Monday when they were hit by a car after stepping into a street to avoid getting sprayed by sprinklers, West Palm Beach police said.

The incident occurred in the 2700 block of Village Boulevard just after 6 a.m.

West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said a 67-year-old driver was heading south in a 2021 Kia Sportage.

The two pedestrians, Carmen Louis, 60, and Michael Bullen, 65, stepped off the sidewalk and into the path of the Kia.

Police said Louis died at the scene and Bullen, who suffered serious injuries, was taken to the trauma center at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Village Boulevard was shut down to southbound traffic through the morning while the West Palm Beach Police Department investigated the crash.

Jachles said no charges are pending and alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.