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The Florida Highway Patrol has issued a press release detailing the fatal pedestrian accident which occurred this morning in Martin County.

The FHP says the accident happened at 6:40 AM at the intersection of SE Cove Road and SE Riverboat Drive in Stuart in Martin County.

Authorities state that a 2003 Mercedes driven by Glen Avery Gallucci, 67, of Stuart, was proceeding westbound on SE Cove Road approaching the intersection of SE Riverboad Drive. Celia Kisiel, 83, also of Stuart, was walking northbound across SE Cove Road on the west side of the intersection. Gallucci failed to observe the pedestrian, striking her with the left front of his vehicle.

Kisiel was rushed to Lawnwood Regional Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The investigation into this accident continues.

We at DeBerard Injury Attorney are sad and troubled over this loss of life. We wish the best for the family and friends of the victim and we send them our condolences. It is incumbent on the motoring public to be alert at all times for other users of the road. Negligence in a fatality may give rise to a wrongful death suit.