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Pedestrian hit, killed by dump truck at Fort Pierce intersection

Name of victim not released
Edwards Road near Oleander Avenue in Fort Pierce on Feb. 15, 2021
Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 15:19:18-05

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A pedestrian was hit and killed Monday morning in Fort Pierce, according to police.

Interim spokeswoman April Lee said the incident occurred at 7:10 a.m. at the intersection of Oleander Avenue and Edwards Road.

The driver of a dump truck was heading northbound along Oleander Avenue and made a left turn onto Edwards Road, Lee said.

The truck hit the pedestrian as it crossed Oleander Avenue.

St. Lucie County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police said the traffic homicide investigation is ongoing.