A 53-year-old Orlando man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing Hiawassee Road in Orange County Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Mark Pennington was driving a motorcycle on Hiawassee Road near Coral Cove Drive about 7 p.m. when for an unknown reason he pulled over, got off the bike and walked into the center median, highway patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said.
Steve De Lamater, 20, of Oviedo, was driving past when Pennington walked into the direct path of his SUV, Montes said.
Pennington was hit and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Troopers are still investigating the crash.
The intersection is near several neighborhoods northwest of Orlando.
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