15-year-old killed crossing street in Satellite Beach; investigation continues

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15-year-old killed crossing street in Satellite Beach; investigation continues

Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl killed Tuesday night along a busy roadway in Satellite Beach.

The crash happened about 8:20 p.m. along the 1000 block of South Patrick Drive near Chevy Chase Boulevard in Satellite Beach.

Satellite Beach police – along with Indian Harbour Beach officers – responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.

Police said the unnamed teen was crossing the darkened roadway when she was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by an unidentified driver.

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The teen was treated by paramedics and then transported by ambulance to Holmes Regional Medical Center where doctors later pronounced her dead.

Police remained at the scene taking photos and conducting mapping of the area. It was not known if speed was a factor or if the teen lived in the area. 

No charges have been filed. An investigation is ongoing. It was the second incident involving a teen to be struck by a vehicle in Brevard County on the same day. At 4 p.m., a 15-year-old boy who Palm Bay police said walked out into traffic with his bicycle was struck by an oncoming vehicle at Minton Road and Malabar Road. The boy was airlifted to an Orlando hospital as a precaution. No charges were filed in that case. 

Tuesday’s case was the second pedestrian fatality to take place in Satellite Beach in less than a week.

In that case, a 37-year-old unnamed Melbourne driver told Florida Highway Patrol troopers Saturday that he was distracted by flashing lights from a Satellite Beach police cruiser moments before striking a 74-year-old pedestrian.

The unidentified man was on a darkened stretch of State Road A1A. He was pronounced dead at the scene near the intersection of State Road A1A and Park Avenue in Satellite Beach.

J.D. Gallop is a Criminal Justice/Breaking News Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Gallop at 321-917-4641 or jdgallop@floridatoday.com. Twitter: @JDGallop.

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