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The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Holly Lucas, 38, of Port St. Lucie, was killed yesterday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle driven by Todd Cook, 52, of Vero Beach.

The accident occurred on the Florida Turnpike, State Road 91, near the 142d Mile Marker.

Troopers state Cook’s vehicle, a FRHT van, was traveling northbound on State Road 91 in the inside lane. The pedestrian, Holly Lucas, was also in the inside travel lane, attempting possibly to cross the Turnpike. Although Cook applied his brakes and veered to the left, he still hit Lucas with the front of his vehicle.

Lucas was transported to the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.

Everyone at DeBerard Injury Attorney are saddened by another pedestrian death. We wish the very best for all the friends and family of the victim. May they mourn in peace.

Pedestrians may appear at anytime on the roadway. The motoring public must exercise a degree of care toward them. A fatality caused by negligence may give rise to a wrongful death claim if circumstances warrant.


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