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Pedestrian hit by car dies on S.R. 60 near Plant City

A pedestrian standing in the center of State Road 60 near Plant City died when he was fatally struck by a vehicle early Monday, troopers said. Rohnie Eugene Johnson Jr., 30, of Lakeland, died at the scene, the Florida Highway patrol said. Samuel Ira Grossman, 46, of Mulberry, was driving a 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis east in the outside lane of State Road 60 about 2:30 a.m., troopers said. Just east of State Road 39, Grossman was unable to see Johnson standing in the dark road and struck the pedestrian with the left front of his car, the highway patrol said.
Grossman had minor injures, the patrol said. This incident remains under investigation.
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