Man And Dog Struck, Killed On Crawfordville Highway

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By: Emily Johnson
September 27, 2013

Crawfordville, FL - An elderly pedestrian and his dog were struck and killed this morning on Crawfordville Hwy.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kenneth C. Di Pietrantonio, Jr., 24, was traveling north on Crawfordville Hwy. by Taff Dr. in a Nissan Sentra when he struck 76-year-old Stanley R. Matuszcak while he was attempting to cross the road.

The Sentra collided with the pedestrian with its right front, causing him to travel up the hood and strike the windshield.

The Sentra came to rest on the east shoulder; Matuszcak came to rest next to it in the roadway.

Matuszcak was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Witnesses on the scene tell us he was walking his dog, and the dog was also killed.

The driver, Pietrantonio, Jr., of Crawfordville, FL was not injured in the crash.

The accident is still under investigation.

By: Emily Johnson

According to the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, a car has struck and killed a pedestrian at Crawfordville Road and Taff Drive.

Deputies say both the victim and driver are from Crawfordville, and a small dog was also killed in the incident.

The northbound lane of US 319 was closed down while Florida Highway Patrol investigated the scene from approximately 7 am to 9 am.

According to Florida Highway Patrol

An accident occurred at Crawfordville Highway and Taff Drive that has claimed the life of at least one person.

FHP reports that the northbound lane of traffic has been closed.

As of right now, officials are still working the scene, and have not released much information.

WCTV has a reporter headed to the crash now, and will bring you updates as they are available.

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