Man lying on SR 70 struck and killed

MANATEE COUNTY - Police have identified a man killed in an auto-pedestrian crash in Bradenton after he walked onto a highway and laid down in traffic.

According to a news release from FHP, Kenneth Hendry, 60, was walking on the sidewalk near SR 70 when he entered the center eastbound lane and laid down. A vehicle was headed eastbound on SR 70 when the front struck the man. The vehicle failed to stop and continued east. Another vehicle was headed in the same direction when the right front hit the pedestrian. The second vehicle stopped and called police.

 The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (941) 751-8350 and talk to Cpl Benavidez.

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