North Carolina Man Killed in Sumter County While Walking on I-75

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BUSHNELL, Fla. – A North Carolina man was killed Sunday morning just after midnight when he was struck by a vehicle as he walked down Interstate 75 according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Troopers stated that 33-year-old Daniel Joseph Birner was walking in the outside right lane northbound on I-75 at approximately 12:17 a.m. when he was struck by a 2008 Toyota Camry driven by 24-year-old Joshua Seerman of Leesburg.

Seerman was traveling in the outside northbound lane and was unable to see Birner due to the time of night when the incident occurred.

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Birner was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, no charges are being filed at this time.

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