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Lakeland man dies after being hit by car on South Florida Ave.


Detectives with the Lakeland Police Department are collecting information in a fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred late Friday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:35 p.m. on South Florida Ave. near the intersection of Carelton St.

Lazaro Cuellar, 41, was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just before 11:30 p.m.

According to a Lakeland Police Department report Patrick McTaggart was heading south on South Florida Ave. in his 2011 Honda struck Cuellar.

The deceased was walking east across the roadway near an access driveway for Hancock Fabrics. The impact knocked Cuellar into the center turn lane.

McTaggart, 69, was not injured.

No charges have been filed as the official cause of the incident is still under investigation.


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