Pedestrian dead after early morning crash in Franklin County

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
June 25, 2016

FRANKLIN CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- A pedestrian is dead after an early morning crash in Franklin County.

It happened around 4:40 Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 98, just west of Lake Morality.

18-year-old Bruce Morton was driving west on U.S. 98, State Road 30, when he swerved abruptly to avoid hitting an animal. His vehicle crossed over the centerline into the eastbound lane.

53-year-old Robert Denmark was walking eastbound on the highway when the front middle bumper of Morton's truck hit him.

Denmark was pronounced dead on the scene.

Charges are pending in the crash.

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