LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A 19-year-old man was hit and killed by a car on a Lakeland road early Thursday.
The crash happened on Kathleen Road near Mall Hill Drive around 12:30 a.m.
Lakeland police said they found an unresponsive man who had been struck by a black Lexus when they arrived at the scene. Crews with Polk County Fire Rescue and the Lakeland Fire Department worked with officers to try to save the man’s life but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said the man was trying to cross Kathleen Road when he was hit by the Lexus driver.
The driver was not injured.
Police said the road was shut down for six hours due to the investigation.
Video from the scene showed a car with a smashed windshield at the Mobile/7-Eleven gas station.