Mike Prendergast Jersey

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by a Florida sheriff struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on a highway.

The agency’s report says 62-year-old Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was traveling on U.S. 19 in an unmarked patrol vehicle around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday when he struck 59-year-old Ronnie Anthony Heath. Troopers say the man died at the scene. No charges have been filed against Prendergast.

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