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JSO: Man dead after being hit by Mercedes-Benz on Atlantic Boulevard

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported that a pedestrian was killed on Atlantic Boulevard Thursday night.

According to detectives, a man in his 30s was walking in the middle of the roadway around 9:20 p.m. At the same time, a silver Mercedes-Benz, occupied by a male driver and a female passenger, was heading westbound on Atlantic Boulevard. The driver didn’t see the pedestrian and hit him in the inside lane of the roadway.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. The occupants of the Mercedes-Benz remained at the scene and are cooperating with police. No one else was injured, and no one else was involved.

This marks the 151st traffic fatality in Duval County this year.