On Saturday night Jamel Brown, 37, was walking from north to south across U.S. 192, near Magical Landings Boulevard, when he was hit and dragged by a car driven by Yashira Gonzalez Diaz as she was driving east on U.S. 192 in her 2002 Ford Focus.
Mr. Brown, who was a Naples, Florida resident, was dragged underneath Yashira Gonzalez Diaz’s car and finally came to rest on the right side of the road. After hitting Mr. Brown Diaz went off the road, through a grassy shoulder and hit a traffic sign, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Brown was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating whether Mr. Brown had been drinking or under the influence.
Yashira Gonzalez Diaz, 25, is from Kissimmee and only suffered minor injuries. She was wearing her seat belt was found to not be impaired with alcohol in anyway.