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Driver Hits Two Pedestrians on Beach, One Dead

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A 24-year-old driver, suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, struck two pedestrians in a car accident on Fort Myers Beach, Saturday, killing one, said Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred just after 9:30 p.m. on Main Street.

FHP says the victims, a 55-year-old man and an unidentified woman were crossing the street when they were hit by a car. The impact caused the windshield to shatter. The woman died at the scene. The man was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.

Charges are pending, said FHP. While investigators are saying the driver was under the influence of alcohol, it has yet to be determined if the victims had also been drinking prior to the accident.