The crash took place at 5:35 a.m. at OBT, troopers said. The pedestrian was in the southbound outside lane when he was struck by two vehicles, a Chevy Silverado followed by the patrol car, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.
Florida Troopers said the man was in the Chevy’s direct path when he was hit.
Neither the driver of the pickup truck nor the deputy were taken to the hospital.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene but has not been identified at the time of this article.
Southbound lanes are closed at Orange Blossom Trail and are expected to be closed for several hours with traffic currently being diverted to Orange Blossom Trail where drivers can U-turn back onto SR-417.