OCALA, FLORIDA: As per the Florida Highway Patrol, an 80-year-old man, from Ocala, was hit by a tank truck on Wednesday evening. The victim was crossing the road.
The tank truck was driven by a 46-year-old Inverness man. The man was driving a 1992 Chevrolet tank truck north on U.S. 41. It was heading the intersection of SW 86th Street in Marion County.
Troopers said the 80-year-old man who was struck was the truck at around 6:30 p.m. The crash report says the victim was trying to cross the road and get back to his broken Nissan Juke.
The victim suffered life-threatening injures and was immediately taken to the hospital. His current condition is not known.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Also, along with the driver of the tank truck, a 46-year-old woman was inside the truck. The report says they did not suffer injures.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the case.