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Pedestrian Struck, Killed Crossing SR 60


Last updated 3/4/2020 at 10:59am

A 61-year-old Lake Wales man died after being struck by a truck Tuesday night March 3 as he attempted to cross SR 60 on foot. George Hillis was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Health, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Hillis was struck shortly before 7:50 p.m. by a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jennifer Bews, a 40-year-old from Haines City. Bews was headed west on SR 60 in the inside lane near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when she struck Hillis. Police said Hillis crossed the eastbound lanes to the concrete median, then began to cross the westbound lanes when he was struck.

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