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Lakeland Pedestrian Struck by Car, Dies

Lazaro Cuellaro of Lakeland was walking east across South Florida Avenue around 10:35 p.m. from the west side, Lakeland police said. Cuellaro was in the inside southbound lane when a 2011 Honda Accord traveling south on South Florida Avenue in the inside lane hit him.

The vehicle was driven by Patrick McTaggart, 68, of Lakeland.

Cuellaro was thrown into the center lane. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where he died, police said.

The Lakeland Police Department continues investigating the crash.

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