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Pedestrian walking on Silver Springs roadway hit, killed by truck

A 36-year-old woman who was walking within the northbound lane of a roadway in Silver Springs early this morning was killed after she was struck by a pickup truck.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal accident took place near the intersection of County Road 314A and NE 14th Street Road at around 5:56 a.m. on Monday, May 13.

A 63-year-old Silver Springs man was driving a pickup truck northbound on CR 314A when he approached a curve.

After taking the curve, the man’s pickup truck struck a woman who was walking within the northbound lane just beyond the curve.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue personnel.

According to the report, at the time of the accident, the area was dark with no street lighting. Additionally, the pedestrian, who was from Silver Springs, was wearing dark clothing.