CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Trevor Smith, of Port Charlotte, Florida, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday night in Charlotte County.

Smith, 21, died a hero while helping the victims of a vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Wednesday night.


According to reports, Smith was operating a vehicle on I-75 near Kings Highway in Port Charlotte, when he observed a vehicle crash and pulled over to help. As Smith was assisting the trapped crash victims, a passing work truck came into contact with the scene, striking the disabled vehicle and Smith around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Smith, a Navy Airman, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with family members and friends at this difficult time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Charlotte County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,978. Its county seat is Punta Gorda. Charlotte County comprises the Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the North Port-Sarasota, FL Combined Statistical Area – Wikipedia.