Daytona Beach cops: Pedestrian struck and killed by motorist on Fentress Road

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Submitted by contributing writer Mark Williams

DAYTONA BEACH -- A 35-year-old man was killed Wednesday after he was struck by a car in the 200 block of Fentress Boulevard on the City’s west side.

Ronald Yandrasitz  was standing alongsie Fentress ar 12:40 a.m. when he was struck by motoriist Terence Vasnauken of Port Orange, who told police he was northbound when he had to swerve to avoid another motorist heading directly at him in his 2010 Chevy crossover, which caused him to strike the pedestrian. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police noted there were no witnesses to the accident and the driver could not give them a description of the other vehicle involved. The investigation is ongoing.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.