A 45-year-old Bay area man died early Saturday after he was hit by a car on US 19 in Hudson.
Tommy Lee Owens of St. Petersburg was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 4:30 am.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report the incident occurred just south of Beacon Woods Dr. in the center lane of the roadway. The report states a 2013 Toyota Prius driven by Angel Hidalgo-Rivera of Brooksville was traveling north on US 19 when the left front end of his vehicle struck Owens.
Hidalgo-Rivera, 26, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
The impact knocked Owens into the inside lane of the roadway. He was not walking in a crosswalk and investigators do not know if he was impaired at the time.
The crash and investigation closed the road for four hours.
No charges have been filed.
Fatal crash on US 19 in Hudson claims life of Bay area man