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Brooksville man struck, killed by car after retrieving mail

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A trooper with FHP was dispatched to the location in Brooksville just before 10 p.m. Saturday. A trooper with FHP was dispatched to the location in Brooksville just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
BROOKSVILLE, FL (WFLA) - A 62-year-old Brooksville man walking back to his residence after retrieving his mail was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night.

Burl M. Batten was pronounced dead at the scene just before 10 p.m.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina driven by 50-year-old Paul Patrosky was traveling south on Sunshine Grove Rd. just north of the Sun Rd. intersection when he failed to notice Batten crossing the roadway.

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Patrosky tried to avoid hitting the man but was unable to do so and the right front side of his vehicle struck Batten. He was propelled onto the west shoulder of the roadway.

Investigators say the deceased was retrieving items from his mailbox across the street from his home when he was hit.

Charges are pending against Patrosky as the investigation continues. Alcohol did not play a factor in the incident according to the FHP report.
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