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Pedestrian struck, killed by van on Lake City highway

Eugene Farmer Jr., 25, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which happened Sunday morning on US Highway 41 and Southwest High Street.
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A 25-year-old man is dead after being hit by a van on a Lake City highway Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan was driving south on US-41 around 4:15 p.m.

For unknown reasons, Eugene Farmer Jr., 25, was walking in the southbound lanes of US-41 before traveling into the path of the van, FHP said.

Farmer was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators are working to discover if alcohol plaid a factor in his death.

Charges are not pending in the investigation.