COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Indianapolis man, Larry Hazel, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle in Columbia County on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP says, Hazel, 36, died after being struck by a vehicle while on US 41 and NW Kelly Lane in White Springs on Thursday morning after 5:30 a.m.


Troopers say, a vehicle was traveling on US 41 as a pedestrian, when for unknown reasons, Hazel, who was on-foot, entered the roadway and into the path of the vehicle, causing the two to collide.

Officials say the car came to a controlled stop on the roadway, while Hazel fell in the center of the roadway, reports WCTV

Geo quick facts: Columbia County is on the northern border of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,531. Its county seat is Lake City. Columbia County comprises the Lake City, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gainesville-Lake City, FL Combined Statistical Area – Wikipedia.