DELAND -- A 57-year-old apparently drunken man was run over and killed Friday night by a large SUV apparently after he stopped walking while in the middle of North Woodland Boulevard to drink a beer, cops said.
Here's a synopsis of what happened at 8:37 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Woodland as described by DeLand police officer TJ Petralla in a press release sent to HeadlineSurfer®: "Per witnesses on scene: "A 57-year-old male, believed to be intoxicated, walked westbound from the Sunoco gas station in a dark area of the roadway and crossed over the concrete median. He then walked west into the inside southbound lane where a witness states he stopped in the middle of that lane and began drinking a beer."
Petrella added, "In doing so, the individual entered into the path of oncoming southbound traffic and was struck by a white Chevy Tahoe driven by Andre L. Washington Jr., 20, out of South Carolina. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. This crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed."
The victim's name was not released while cops try to contact nearest relatives.