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Pedestrian critically hurt in crash in Indian River County

Sheriff's office responded but FHP investigating
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 8:18 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 21:37:35-05

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A pedestrian was critically injured in a crash involving a vehicle near Vero Beach, Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday night.

The Indian River Sheriff's Office on social media and in an inquiry from WPTV earlier said there was a fatality. The sheriff's office turned over the investigation to FHP.

The person was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert.

The crash occurred at 6700 Eighth Street, and forced the temporary closure of the road between Sixth Avenue and Pemberly Palms, the sheriff's office said.

FHP said the vehicle was traveling east on Eight Street and as it entered the intersection, the pedestrian entered the path and was struck.

FHP told WPTV it was not a hit-and-run.