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Pedestrian in Pasco fatality was lying on the road

Two men lying on the road in Pasco County were hit by passing cars around 10 p.m. Friday.

Stacey Arthur Butcher, 42, of New Port Richey died at the scene, while Christopher Momier, 24, of Gibsonton was transported to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson with serious injuries, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Myra Freedman, 66, was driving a Lexus ES 350 and Roseanne Andrea Esposito, 21, of Holiday was driving a Kia Spectra, troopers said. Both women were traveling east on State Road 54 west of Virginia City Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The patrol said the drivers could not see the men, who were wearing dark clothes, in the roadway and drove over them. Both drivers stopped after hitting the men.

Troopers are still investigating why the men were lying in the road.

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