Man struck and killed while crossing street in Belle Glade

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-08 19:52:13-05

BELLE GLADE, Fla. -- A man died after being struck Saturday night by a vehicle in Belle Glade.

Luis A. Herrera, 66, of Hialeah was attempting to cross S. Main Street in Belle Glade just before 8 p.m.

As he crossed the road, a 2004 Dodge Durango heading southbound in the 1024 block of S. Main St. veered left to try to avoid hitting him, but struck him with its passenger side headlight area.

Herrera came to final rest on the roadway just south of the impact area.

The driver of the truck made a U-turn and immediately returned to the scene.

Herrera was pronounced deceased by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue personnel on scene.

Officials say drugs or alcohol were present in Herrera's system at the time of his death.