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Pedestrian from Nebraska killed in Indian River County crash

Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 12:57:17-05

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 48-year-old man from Nebraska died after he was hit by a car while crossing a street Tuesday night in Indian River County.

According to the report, Larry T. Justice, 48, of York, Neb., was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of 12th Street east of Old Dixie Highway at about 9:15 p.m.

A woman driving a 2009 BMW 328i from Vero Beach was traveling westbound on 12th Street in the left lane and hit Justice.

He was taken to Indian River Medical Center and later to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center by air rescue.  However, FHP said Justice was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m. Wednesday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The driver was not hurt.