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FHP: St. Petersburg man, 24, died while trying to cross state road in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD — A St. Petersburg man died Sunday night after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross a highway, authorities said.

Matthew Mitchell, 24, walked into the path of a 2008 Ford sport utility vehicle as he was trying to cross U.S. 192 around 7 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The vehicle overturned after it struck Mitchell.

It is unclear whether Mitchell was riding a skateboard or walking at the time he was hit, according to a report. The crash was still under investigation.

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