Florida Highway Patrol Reports Pedestrian Death in Putnam County – U.S. 17 (Ray Gene Blair)

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A Crescent City, Florida man was tragically killed after he was struck by a car while crossing U.S. 17. 47-year-old Ray Gene Blair was pronounced dead at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The driver of the vehicle, 47-year-old Elia Hernandez, also of Crescent City, was traveling southbound around 9:30 p.m. when her automobile hit Blair. There was an unidentified passenger in Hernandez’s car. No one else was reportedly injured. For more read Crescent City, Florida, man killed while crossing U.S. 17.
The death of this man is a tragedy for his family and community. Florida law requires all drivers to exercise due caution when encountering pedestrians. If you would like to read the Florida statute establishing the affirmative duty among Florida drivers to exercise due caution please read Florida Laws Regarding Pedestrians and Traffic Regulations – Importance of Exercising Due Caution When Pedestrians Are Present.

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